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As part of a joint project with Masterbulk Pte. Ltd. (Masterbulk), Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that an UltraBattery® (UB) battery pack manufactured by the Furukawa Battery Company (Furukawa Battery) has been installed on the large general cargo ship – MV Panamana. This battery pack will later form part of an Aquarius Marine Solar Power solution developed by EMP and be evaluated jointly with Masterbulk and ZEABORN Ship Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

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A review presents applications of different forms of elemental carbon in lead-acid batteries. Carbon materials are widely used as an additive to the negative active mass, as they improve the cycle life and charge acceptance of batteries, especially in high-rate partial state of charge (HRPSoC) conditions, which are relevant to hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Lithium ion battery technology continues to hog the limelight, powered by the growing demand for the battery chemistry from the EV sector. But long established lead acid batteries also have a future, argues Alistair Davidson, the Director of the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI).

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The Australian and international energy sector will meet in Sydney from June 13–14 to discuss the latest in storage technologies the transition to new energy systems and a more reliable grid, and how these will benefit and impact the mining sector.

Sydney’s International Convention Centre will be host to the 2019 Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (AES 2019), the premier event for opportunities in energy storage.

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While lithium ion or even flow battery projects continue to dominate headlines, a report published today has highlighted the continuing role being played by lead acid battery storage. The report from the U.S.-based Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI) illustrates how lead-acid batteries are being applied to a wide range of applications, and use cases, today.

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Santos’s Cooper Basin oil production is set to be transformed by a trial using solar PV and a CSIRO-developed hybrid battery to replace diesel generators powering the pumps that deliver oil from underground 24/7. Early success suggests the trial will serve as a proof point for the reliability of renewables in many more off-grid applications.

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The Otis microgrid packs enough power to meet all of the base’s electricity needs while islanded. It includes a 1.5-MW wind turbine and a 1.6-MW diesel back-up generator. An intelligent, 1.6-MW/1.2-MWh lead-acid battery energy storage and management system from East Penn Manufacturing subsidiary Ecoult will demonstrate the economics of stacking multiple, battery-based energy storage services.

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India’s goals to develop a renewable-powered electricity grid to provide power to more people has been given a boost by Australia through a partnership with Ecoult and Exide Industries, India’s largest battery manufacturer. The CSIRO-invented UltraBattery®, with battery management, electronics and delivery systems engineered by Ecoult, is now being manufactured by Exide Industries in India for the local market.

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Listen to Ecoult’s CEO John Wood as he explains in a radio interview with Beyond Zero Emissions how the breakthrough hybrid energy storage device Deka® UltraBattery® is thriving in Partial State of Charge, successfully supporting a wide range of storage applications in projects around the world.

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