Australian Vanadium filed a patent application this week for its vanadium processing route, while rival TNG signed a deal to commercialize vanadium redox flow batteries.
AGL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Finland’s Wärtsilä to develop large-scale hybrid energy systems for the commercial and industrial market.
Australia’s only lithium mine outside of Western Australia, Core Lithium’s Finniss Lithium Project, has produced “battery grade” lithium hydroxide, according to the company, with Core hoping the development will place it at the “forefront” of lithium production for the global renewable energy and EV markets.
New research shows that renewables plus batteries could offer Australia’s electricity grid the same energy security as coal and gas generators, prompting calls for regulatory changes.
Neoen and ActewAGL have opened Australia’s first hydrogen vehicle-refueling station in Canberra. It will cater to the state government’s new fleet of Hyundai Nexo hydrogen cars.
The state government of Queensland, Australia, will install five community batteries at regional substations in a bid to time-shift its abundant solar resources.
As the vision of Australia becoming a leading hydrogen exporter sharpens, questions about the best form in which to send our offering into the world arise. Just in the last fortnight, a Western Australia company has come out with a strong case for a new, largely overlooked form: compressed hydrogen. The ‘curve-ball’ has piqued the interest of many. “I think they’re really doing some very exciting work,” Scott Hamilton, from the Smart Energy Council, told pv magazine Australia.
Redflow has agreed to supply biowaste specialist Anaergia with a 2 MWh energy storage system, while Perth-based Technology Metals has signed a deal with Japan’s LE System to potentially make vanadium electrolyte in Australia.
AGL has revealed plans to acquire Epho and Solgen Energy Group, which will make it Australia’s largest climate polluter and its largest commercial solar provider.