Daily News Recap: Hindalco and Phinergy team up for aluminum air batteries for electric vehicles

Here are some of the day’s notable cleantech announcements from around the world:

Hindalco Industries, flagship metals of the Aditya Birla group, sign a memorandum of understanding with Phinergy, an Israeli pioneer in metal-air battery technology, and IOC Phinergy (IOP) – a joint venture between Phinergy and the Indian energy leader PSU Indian Oil Corporation. According to the MoU, Phinergy and IOP will partner exclusively with Hindalco in India for the R&D and pilot production of aluminum plates for the Aluminium-Air batteries, and the recycling of the aluminium, after use in these batteries. .

Deltaan energy and heat management solutions company, announced that it has delivered a total of more than 6,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers to customers in India. Delta has partnered with key stakeholders in the electric vehicle charging infrastructure industry, which includes major charging station operators, such as TATA Power, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), and Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), as well as various original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Delta has supplied more than 1,000 chargers under the agreement with Tata Power Company, 60 EV chargers for several sites operated by EESL (CESL) and 114 EV chargers for BESCOM.

UKA, a German-based wind farm developer, and the Nordex Group, a wind turbine manufacturer, announcement the extension of their existing framework agreement for a further two-year period. This partnership currently covers 80 wind turbines, representing a capacity of approximately 500 MW. The first orders for a volume of 100 MW have already been launched under the new framework agreement and should enter service in 2023.

Panasonic Energy, a Panasonic Group company, and Kansas Governor Laura Kelly jointly announcement that the State of Kansas approved a state incentive to attract powerful economic expansion (APEX) application submitted by Panasonic Energy Co. The deal would make the state the site of a US-based lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant, pending approval from the board of directors of Panasonic Holdings Corporation. Panasonic Energy plans to develop the project at a property in Kansas, which is expected to spur significant economic activity and opportunity for the local economy and could create up to 4,000 new jobs and lead to an investment of approximately $4 billion. The company has identified a site for this potential project in De Soto, Kansas.

Anergy announcement plans to build a biogas plant in Kasaoka, Okayama, for Toyo Energy Solution to generate renewable electricity using biogas made by anaerobic digestion of cow manure from farms in Okayama Prefecture. The project will anaerobically digest approximately 250 tonnes per day of cow manure from the region and use the resulting biogas to power a combined heat and power (CHP) system. The system will produce approximately 1.2 MW of clean, renewable electricity, enough to power approximately 2,200 homes each year. Anaergia will design, engineer, install and commission the plant, and Toyo will act as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor.


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