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Canada’s e-Zn Raises Millions to Commercialize Long-Duration Zinc Energy Storage

Startup bets on cheap and abundant zinc — and the emergence of a market for long-duration storage. Canadian startup e-Zn has raised money to store clean energy far longer than currently available batteries allow, using cheap and abundant zinc. On Wednesday, the company received CAD $2 million ($1.5 million) in non-dilutive grant funding from Sustainable […]

Iron Flow Battery Startup ESS Raises $30M From SoftBank and Breakthrough

The flow battery survivor marks the latest in a series of recent investments in unconventional long-duration storage technologies. Iron flow battery startup ESS raised an additional $30 million to take its technology from pilots to commercial scale. Since 2011, the company has been developing a low-cost, nonflammable long-duration storage technology to compete across domains where […]

A New Path to Market for Flow Batteries: Rent an Electrolyte

The newfangled arrangement lowers the upfront price of vanadium flow batteries, potentially making them more competitive with lithium. When you’re competing with mass-produced lithium-ion batteries, every bit of cost reduction counts. The dominant energy storage technology benefits from massive economies of scale. Flow batteries, a major class of alternative storage technologies, lack that scale, and […]

Toyota Corolla Hybrid, flow batteries, Greenlots, GM-Tesla pickup rumor: Today’s Car News

The EPA released impressive fuel-economy estimates for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Indiana professors combine ethanol, and fuel-cell tech in affordable next-gen electric-car battery. One-step Plug&Charge comes to Greenlots chargers. And a report reveals that Tesla may be supplying batteries and motors for a new electric pickup from GM. All this and more on Green […]

Back from the Brink, ViZn Turns to China for Flow Battery Commercialization

The Montana-based startup will license its unconventional storage technology to a Chinese industrial consortium under a new deal. Flow battery maker ViZn Energy bounced back from a near-bankruptcy experience last year to land a deal with a Chinese industrial consortium. Many companies have failed in the quest to commercialize technological alternatives to lithium-ion batteries, which […]
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