Hybrid horizons: industrial use of batteries?

…for hybridizing engines with backup batteries: the engines are always run at efficient, 80-100% loads, including to charge up the batteries, which can better cover lower intensity energy needs. Hybrid…

Scaling Up Renewables and Batteries

…backstop. We conclude that renewables will cap out at 45-50% of grids, even with the benefit of batteries. Beyond 50%, curtailment surpass 70%, trebling incentive pricing. Large-scale batteries also increase…

Leading Companies in Redox Flow Batteries

We have compiled a database of 25 leading companies in Redox Flow Batteries, starting by looking across 1,237 patents filed about the technology since 2017 (all patents are summarized in…

Shipping in batteries: the economics?

What if it were possible to displace diesel from high-cost, high-carbon “island” electricity grids, by charging up large batteries with gas- and renewable power, then shipping the batteries? This model…

Boeings and batteries?

…would require the batteries to weigh 12x more than the entire plane, at batteries’ current energy density. The maximum range of a battery-powered 747 is currently around 90km. With some…

CO2 emissions from batteries: when do EVs break even?

This data-file tabulates the CO2 intensity of producing lithium ion batteries for automotive use, split across 10 different components, informed by the technical literature. Producing the average EV battery emits…