Energy Storage

Cracking the Hydrogen Colour Code

Recently there has been more and more in the media about hydrogen as a future fuel. These discussions often talk about hydrogen using a colour coding - which has the potential to confuse an already complicated matter even further. To support discussion I have pulled together a summary of here of where the colour coding is at right now. Please do let me know if you hear of any others and I will add them. The full colour chart is available at the bottom of this article.

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Why would you use hydrogen for power generation?
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Why would you use hydrogen for power generation?

SSE and Equinors plan to build a hydrogen power station in the UK. To help navigate this topic I have provided a guide to hydrogen colours. It does not seem to make too much sense to use electricity to make hydrogen to then convert it.

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EV supply chain majors pilot Re|Source, a blockchain solution for end-to-end cobalt traceability
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EV supply chain majors pilot Re|Source, a blockchain solution for end-to-end cobalt traceability

Re|Source is a solution to trace responsibly produced cobalt from the mine to the electric car. It is designed with the direct input of responsible sourcing, and supply chain experts from all participating companies, proactively addressing the growing need for cobalt value chain.

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Calorimeters for thermal propagation research on Lithium-ion batteries
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Calorimeters for thermal propagation research on Lithium-ion batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have the advantages of high energy density, fast charge/discharge ability, no memory effect and low self-discharge. The last step is to prevent the propagation of the thermal runaway from one cell to the neighbouring cells.

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New tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy
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New tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy

Researchers at the University of Cambridge tested their techniques on organic redox flow batteries. They found that by charging the batteries at a lower voltage, they were able to significantly slow the rate of degradation. The technique may be applied to other types of batteries .

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Energy storage - an effective weapon in the fight against emissions
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Energy storage - an effective weapon in the fight against emissions

More than one quarter of all emissions CO2 are the emissions hard to eliminate. The political will to invest in such technologies is simply not enough in many countries. In the energy sector, switching to renewable energy sources (RES) appears to be a logical.

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How cheap must batteries get for renewables to compete with fossil fuels?
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How cheap must batteries get for renewables to compete with fossil fuels?

Researchers looked at what would be required to reliably meet demand over 20 years. They found that providing baseload power at a price comparable to a nuclear power station would require energy storage capacity costs to fall below $20 per kilowatt hour (kWh.

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Cheaper Storage, Bigger Markets, Lots of EVs… Are you Ready?
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Cheaper Storage, Bigger Markets, Lots of EVs… Are you Ready?

Davion Hill says cost reductions of 8-15% per year have been the norm for the last decade. He says the basic materials cost is the price floor, right? He predicts that as prices get lower, maintenance and OandM cost.

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TOP 3 articles in Energy Efficiency fom the 2nd quarter of 2018
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TOP 3 articles in Energy Efficiency fom the 2nd quarter of 2018

This is the question to understand why organizations do not engage a holistic energy efficiency approach. Costs could be minimized, also carbon emissions might be reduced and the exposure to volatile markets better controlled. Dr Steven Fawkes: How much has the mindset on energy.

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Batteries included: Gigafactories advance German energy transition
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Batteries included: Gigafactories advance German energy transition

European countries and producers are moving in on batteries. This is Germanys chance to bring stable jobs to its former mining regions, and finally phase out coal. The Europes largest battery came online in June: a whopping 50MWh in Jarelund.

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