Victoria’s SEC bets big on massive battery storage

Victoria’s newly established, state-owned State Electricity Commission (SEC) has announced a massive first investment which will help infrastructure company Equis build a $1 billion battery, one of the world’s biggest in the state. Premier Jacinta Allan and Minister for the State Electricity Commission Lily D’Ambrosio turned the first sod on the Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub…

Green Gravity set to store energy in Romania

Energy storage technology company Green Gravity‘s gravity-operated systems could soon be operating in Europe following the execution of an agreement between the company and Complexul Energetic Valea Jiului S.A. (CEVJ). The companies have executed a Cooperation Framework Agreement to explore the application of Green Gravity’s energy storage technology in seventeen mine shafts on the four…

Sparc Technologies progresses sodium ion batteries

New tests by technology development company Sparc Technologies has shown continuing improvement in key parameters of performance for the sodium ion battery the company is developing with the Queensland University of Technology. The Adelaide company said today it would accelerate R&D efforts and had launched a techno-economic analysis of the batteries following battery testing and…

Avenira secures technology for battery cathode manufacturing

Phosphate chemicals producer Avenira has secured a manufacturing technology partner for its proposed lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) battery cathode materials plant planned for Darwin in the Northern Territory. The company, which is developing a phosphate mine at Wonarah in the Territory and a cathode plant at Darwin’s Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct, signed a technology…

Merger creates vanadium battery metal powerhouse

A merger between two Western Australian vanadium development companies will create a powerful, globally relevant business developing materials used in the burgeoning market for vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs). Australian Vanadium Limited (AVL) and Technology Metals Australia are to merge, bringing together their adjoining mining leases at Gabanintha, south of Meekatharra in Western Australia, where…

GMG moves novel graphene/aluminium batteries to “BTRL 4”

Brisbane-based, Toronto-listed Graphene Manufacturing Group has given an update on the Graphene Aluminium-Ion Battery technology being developed with the University of Queensland, sharing that it has made “significant” developments in maturing the electro-chemistry and assembly of prototype pouch cells. In a statement on Monday (Brisbane time), GMG said it has made initial graphene aluminium-ion (G+AI)…

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BluGlass appoints new full-time CFO ASX-listed semiconductor company BluGlass has announced the appointment of Samuel Samhan (pictured) as Chief Financial Officer on a full-time basis, effective immediately. BluGlass said in a statement on Monday that Samhan is a highly credentialled senior executive with over 20 years of financial leadership and commercial  operations experience, including as…