The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) supplies most of the world’s cobalt, but exporting semi-finished or finished products rather than raw materials would better help the country capture the value of the metal used in high power lithium-ion batteries.
AGL, one of Australia’s biggest power generation and retail companies, has received government planning approval for a large-scale standalone battery storage system, a year on from its first announcement of the project.
Honeywell has created a flow battery which it will deploy in pilot projects of increasing size starting next year. Honeywell Sustainable Technology Solutions (Honeywell STS) vice president and general manager Ben Owens spoke with Energy-Storage.news about it.
China has once again been ranked top for involvement in the global lithium-ion battery supply chain by BloombergNEF, but for the first time the US has come in second amid a policy rush to support the domestic industry.
Global equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has supplied hybrid energy solutions technology including 7.5MW of battery storage to the microgrid powering a gold mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
After winning a competitive selection process, Tesla will supply 40 of its Megapack utility-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) to a project by Australian renewable energy developer Genex Power.