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Researchers Are Using New Method to Recycle Old Batteries

Researchers at Rice University have developed a new method for recycling precious metals such as cobalt and nickel from spent batteries. The process, called flash Joule heating, involves subjecting battery waste to extremely high temperatures for a brief time, allowing for a more efficient and sustainable recovery of valuable metals. The method has proven effective […]

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Unlocking the Bright Side of Black Mass in Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling

Barry Perlmutter explores the positive potential of black mass, the byproduct of lithium-ion battery production, in this insightful article. Focused on innovations in drying technologies, the piece details the crucial role of efficient processing and drying in recycling lithium-ion batteries. Black mass contains valuable materials, including cathode and anode active materials, as well as residual

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Form Energy Receives $30M from CEC for 100-Hour Iron-Air Battery Storage Project to Support Grid Reliability

Form Energy secures a $30 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for its 5 MW/500 MWh iron-air battery storage project. The initiative, located at the Pacific Gas and Electric Company substation in Mendocino County, aims to enhance grid reliability by continuously discharging energy for up to 100 hours. Operating on the principles of

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EV Charging and Storage: Fire detection challenges with battery storage systems

By Wayne D. Moore / Electrical Contractor / November 2023 Lithium-ion battery storage, integral for renewable energy, introducesfire safety challenges due to flammable batteries. Early detection iscrucial, and aspirating smoke detectors (ASD) play a key role. NFPA 72outlines ASD requirements, emphasizing a performance-based design.Sensitivity at each sampling port is critical, and proper placement incabinets is

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