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What the fire service wants you to know about your battery

11 Jan 2021, 12:54 • By Thomas A. Bensen, Michael Bowes, Ryan Franks, Nick Warner
What the fire service wants you to know about your battery

Tom Bensen, Nick Warner, Ryan Franks and Michael Bowes from energy storage and fire safety expert group Energy Safety Response Group (formerly Energy Storage Response Group) discuss some of the most important aspects of creating a safe battery storage industry.

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Energy-Storage.news’ most-read news stories of the year 2020

30 Dec 2020, 08:30 • By Andy Colthorpe
Energy-Storage.news’ most-read news stories of the year 2020

Let’s take a look at the news stories that had the most page views on the site since the beginning of 2020. The list covers everything from always-in-focus topics of cost reduction and competitiveness, to fire safety, innovation and commercialisation of new technologies and, of course in this year, COVID-19.

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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Batteries built to last: Half the cost or twice the life?

16 Dec 2020, 10:08 • By Amrit Chandan
Batteries built to last: Half the cost or twice the life?

Lithium battery technology is rapidly enabling the electrification of transport, and of the energy sector. However, batteries themselves can often be seen as a short-lived commodity and as yet, recycling and reuse have not become major priorities in the industry. Dr Amrit Chandan, CEO of UK-headquartered Aceleron Energy discusses what it means to build a circular economy around advanced lithium-ion batteries, designed with longer lifetimes and their repurposing for second-life use in mind.

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Analysis

What you should know about manufacturing lithium-ion batteries

14 Dec 2020, 03:47 • By Benjamin Sternkopf, Ian Gregory, David Prince
What you should know about manufacturing lithium-ion batteries

Ensuring high quality levels in the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries is critical to preventing underperformance and even safety risks. Benjamin Sternkopf, Ian Greory and David Prince of PI Berlin examine the prerequisites for finding the 'sweet spot' between a battery's cost, performance and lifetime.