Articles tagged with: Value Chain

EU’s new battery regulation carries ‘high ambitions’ but risks backfiring

EU’s new battery regulation carries ‘high ambitions’ but risks backfiring

17 Dec 2020, 12:11

The European Union (EU) looks set to introduce the “most extensive product legislation in the world for batteries,” but its potential shortcomings include the risk that battery prices could go up and that established manufacturers from Asia might be better positioned to benefit from the rules than the new European value chain.

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VIDEO: What does it take to finance a gigafactory?

11 Nov 2020, 06:22 • By Solar Media Staff
VIDEO: What does it take to finance a gigafactory?

What does it take to successfully create a multi-gigawatt battery storage factory? Energy-Storage.news' editor Andy Colthorpe moderates a discussion with some key players in Europe's race to create a home-grown value chain.

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Think zinc: Another metal that can transform the energy storage sector

29 Jun 2020, 05:15 • By Ron MacDonald
Think zinc: Another metal that can transform the energy storage sector

When most people think of the metals that power today’s energy storage systems, vanadium and lithium are at front of mind. Ron MacDonald, president and CEO of Zinc8, argues the case for another metal playing an important role.

Vanadium producer Bushveld backs redT-Avalon flow battery merger deal

Vanadium producer Bushveld backs redT-Avalon flow battery merger deal

1 Nov 2019, 12:45

Vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals has offered its backing to the merger of UK energy storage provider redT with US vanadium redox flow battery maker Avalon Battery, providing a loan to help the deal get over the line - and to help its own vertical integration ambitions.

RMI: Virtuous circle making batteries competitive ‘sooner than anticipated’

RMI: Virtuous circle making batteries competitive ‘sooner than anticipated’

30 Oct 2019, 13:18

By the middle of the 2020s, using hybrid ‘portfolios’ of batteries and renewable energy sources will economically outperform existing gas power plants, while the combination of technologies is already cost-competitive with building new gas plants, a new report from the US-based Rocky Mountain Institute has said.

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Batteries need to be ‘renewable’ too: why recycling matters now

30 Sep 2019, 12:20 • By Stefan Hogg
Batteries need to be ‘renewable’ too: why recycling matters now

The huge upsurge in lithium-ion battery deployment expected over the next two decades poses a particular problem: what to do with cells that have reached the end of their useful life. Stefan Hogg investigates how lithium recycling will come into its own to handle spent batteries