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Renewable Metals strikes deal with UK recycling giant

Western Australian battery recycling startup Renewable Metals has inked a “multi-million-dollar” deal with British recycling giant European Metal Recycling which plans to build a pilot plant in the United Kingdom featuring the Aussie company’s lithium-ion battery recycling technology.

Lithium-sulphur battery player claims to have nailed safety standards

Queensland battery tech company Li-S Energy claims to have taken a significant step towards proving the safety of its semi-solid-state lithium sulfur batteries with the third-generation technology successfully passing a series of nail penetration tests.


Horizon puts V2G technology to test in state first

West Australian regional energy provider Horizon Power has plugged in a vehicle-to-grid technology test in the northern resort town of Exmouth to trial the potential of bidirectional electric vehicle charging to optimise the use of renewable energy while maintaining network reliability.

IEA calls for sixfold expansion of global energy storage capacity

The International Energy Agency has issued its first report on the importance of battery energy storage technology in the energy transition. It has found that tripling renewable energy capacity by 2030 would require 1,500 GW of battery storage.

Report shows car batteries can optimise power grid

A report commissioned by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has found that if 10% of the nation’s vehicles are electric and utilise vehicle-to-grid connections, they could reduce peak electricity demand at local substations by 6% and save car owners hundreds of dollars per year on charging costs.

NSW battery materials company plans U.S. manufacturing plant

Australian battery materials technology company Sicona has confirmed it will develop its first commercial manufacturing facility in the United States as part of its ambition to become the biggest producer of silicon-carbon battery materials in the world.


Tritium administrators chasing buyers for EV charging venture

Embattled Australian electric vehicle fast-charger company Tritium is on the lookout for buyers after its directors declared the company to be insolvent and called in administrators.

Evos system designed to accelerate workplace EV transition

A smart phone, an app and new fleet management system are tools of choice for Queensland clean tech startup Evos Energy which has evolved its electric vehicle charging solutions to enable businesses to transition work and staff vehicles to electric.

System design for PV-driven hybrid EV charging stations

Researchers in India have simulated a 4 kW solar power-based hybrid electric vehicle charging station using a three-stage charging strategy and found that the station is capable of charging 10–12 EVs with 48 V 30 Ah lithium-ion batteries.

Federal government pumps millions into critical minerals projects

Two major critical minerals projects in Queensland and South Australia are to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in federal government loans as the Commonwealth seeks to deliver the building blocks for a ‘future made in Australia.’

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