1414 Degrees commissions molten silicon energy storage system

Energy storage company 1414 Degrees has commissioned its SiBox Demonstration Module (SDM), marking a key funding milestone in the SiBox Development Agreement with Woodside Energy Technologies. The commissioning phase involved extensive trials, demonstrating the SiBox molten silicon energy storage system’s ability to convert electric energy into a controlled very hot air stream suitable for industrial…

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XTEK’s HighCom awarded new armour order XTEK has announced that its HighCom Armor Solutions division has received an international purchase order to supply ballistic body armour to an undisclosed European customer, worth $2.6 million. Scott Basham, XTEK Group’s CEO, said on Monday that the armour business — across manufacturing in Columbus, Ohio, XTclave technology development…

The Gravity Lab complete at Port Kembla

Gravity energy storage system developer Green Gravity the construction phase at Green Gravity’s Gravity Lab energy storage demonstration system (Pictured). Gravity Lab is a research and development facility designed to test the use of gravity to store and release energy. The facility was constructed in partnership with BlueScope Steel utilising disused mineshafts to obtain high…

Green Gravity partners for mineshaft energy storage

Gravity energy storage system developer Green Gravity and underground mining contractor RUC have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the commercialisation of gravitational energy storage systems. The MoU sets out cooperation on technical opportunities, data insights and commercial arrangements. The partnership brings together RUC’s deep capability in shaft sinking and mineshaft hoisting…