Nickel-hydrogen batteries have been used in space for several years, but a California company adapting the technology for storing energy here on earth has raised US$100 million in a Series A funding round.
US Vanadium has followed up a recent commitment to ramp up its flow battery electrolyte production with a deal to secure vanadium feed material and the acquisition of a processing plant near its existing facilities in Arkansas.
Highview Power, currently the world’s only provider of a liquid air energy storage (LAES) technology which enables bulk, long-duration storage of energy, will get a new CEO as it targets a rollout of its systems at large-scale around the world.
It’s been a long time since the UK built any new pumped hydro capacity. Among new projects proposed, Coire Glas in Scotland could be pivotal, says Andy Sloan at consultancy COWI and John Ord from Stantec.
Anthony Price, one of the organisers of the annual International Flow Battery Forum and here discusses what was talked about at this year’s event — and how that fits in with the scaling up of energy storage we see around the world.