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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California’s storage portfolio could provide grid benefits of up to $1.6B per year by 2032, report finds

June 20, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Lumen’s study takes a closer look at the operations, costs and benefits of storage resources in California – largely lithium-ion batteries, but also including thermal energy storage and other battery chemistries. These resources range from 25 kW to 300 MW, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Department of Energy is Funding Argonne Battery Recycling Efforts with $3.5M

March 27, 2023

Via: Waste360

The United States Department of Energy has funded $3.5 million to the Argonne National Laboratory to advance battery recycling technology. The funding will also support the effort to expand commercial-scale, domestic production of battery materials. Argonne scientists have developed new […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Li-Cycle’s Interim 2022 ESG Report Shows Alignment with Internal, External Environmental Factors

March 21, 2023

Via: Waste360

Lithium-ion battery recycler Li-Cycle recently detailed its road to sustainable battery resource recovery in its 2022 interim Sustainability Report. The company highlighted its environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments and progress, which included its first formal material materiality assessment involving […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Investment in energy storage jumped 55% in 2022 as funds shifted from private equity to public markets

January 24, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Investor interest in energy storage is growing — and probably hasn’t yet peaked, according to Mercom Capital Group. While overall corporate funding for energy storage increased to record levels in 2022, venture capital invested in energy storage declined by a […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

US energy storage capacity tripled in 2021: EIA

July 12, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Ancillary services, including frequency response and the provision of spinning reserves, continue to make up a significant portion of battery applications, EIA said. But the list of use cases has been growing along with the nation’s battery capacity. “Accompanying this […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Group Forecasts Massive Increase in Energy Storage by 2030

November 15, 2021

Via: PowerMag

Global installations of energy storage systems will experience rapid growth this decade, resulting by the end of 2030 in gigawatt capacity more than 20 times larger than the amount online at the end of 2020. That’s according to a forecast […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Winds of Change Revitalize West Texas

September 1, 2021

Via: PowerMag

The plains of West Texas for years have been featured as the backdrop for numerous Hollywood movies, whether the plot centered around the region’s oil wells, its cattle ranches, high school football or dusty baseball fields, all with sweeping vistas […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Recycling Partnership Releases Best Practices for Personal Electronics & Battery End-of-Life Management

July 28, 2021

Via: Waste360

The Recycling Partnership (TRP) — a nonprofit “action agent” that seeks to transform the U.S. residential recycling system in positive ways — released a new guide called, “Personal Electronics & Battery End-of-Life Management Guide: Steps to Effective Community Collection and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New facility accelerates battery recycling research

March 18, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

Researchers working on the Faraday Institution ReLiB (Recycling and Reuse of Li-ion Batteries) project are ready for new possibilities: The new facilities will allow battery scientists and engineers to speed up their research to develop safe, economic and environmentally sound […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

5 Tangible Advances for Long Duration Energy Storage in 2019

December 30, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Following long duration storage is like rooting for a home team that’s always about to win next year. Lithium-ion batteries utterly dominate grid storage deployments these days. That’s great for the cost decline narrative, in the way that cheap Chinese […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Glass Recycler to Pay $1.2M Over Alleged Illegal Battery Disposal

August 1, 2019

Via: Waste360

A Sacramento, Calif., glass recycler will pay $1.2 million to settle allegations that its Sacramento facility illegally disposed of more than 500,000 pounds of discarded batteries from homes and businesses, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced on July […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

American Manganese Li-Ion Battery Recycling Tech Completes First Stages of Pilot Tests

February 15, 2019

Via: Waste Management World

Surrey, Canada based American Manganese Inc., has completed stages 1 and 2 of the Company’s lithium-ion battery recycling pilot plant operations which included the pre-treatment of feedstock material and a leach of the cathode active material. “It is exciting to […]