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China Establishes Initial Power Battery Recycling System

At the 2022 World EV & ES Battery Conference held on the morning of July 21, Zhang Yunming, Vice Minister of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), said in his speech that China has initially established a recycling system for power batteries. “At present, China has built more than 10,000 recycling service outlets in […]

WPTO Studies Find Big Opportunities to Expand Pumped Storage Hydropower

The U.S. electric grid is evolving rapidly, creating new opportunities and challenges for renewable energy deployment. While advances in wind and solar technologies are enabling the growth of low-cost, clean energy across the U.S., they have also increased the need for long-duration energy storage to balance their variability. Currently, about 93% of all grid-scale energy storage […]

Climate change: ‘Sand battery’ could solve green energy’s big problem

Finnish researchers have installed the world’s first fully working “sand battery” which can store green power for months at a time. The developers say this could solve the problem of year-round supply, a major issue for green energy. Using low-grade sand, the device is charged up with heat made from cheap electricity from solar or […]

Switzerland’s Massive Water Battery Will Stabilize European Electricity Grids

The construction of a 900 MW “water battery,” which cost Switzerland two billion euros and took 14 years to complete, is finally operational. It went online on July 1, 2022. The battery is located in the Swiss Alps, almost 2,000 feet (600 meters) underground, and can store 400,000 electric vehicle batteries’ worth of energy. That’s enough […]

Ford increases its battery supply to meet its electric-vehicle goals.

Ford Motor said on Thursday that it had reached an agreement to acquire battery packs from a Chinese supplier as it races to ramp up its global production of electric vehicles. The automaker said it would begin purchasing battery packs next year from Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited that will be used in electric vehicles […]

Can electric vehicle batteries be recycled?

Between 2000 and 2018, the number of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) manufactured was multiplied by 80. In 2018, 66% of them were used in electric vehicles (EVs). The planned development of electric mobility will increase demand for batteries, with the International Energy Agency estimating that between 2019 and 2030, battery demand will grow 17-fold. This situation raises many questions […]