Australian And Chinese Scientists Develop New Aluminium Ion Batteries

Australian And Chinese Scientists Develop New Aluminium Ion Batteries

Researchers in Australia and the People’s Republic of China have taken the first step in developing the first-ever safe, efficient, and non-toxic aqueous aluminium radical battery. In an article in the Journal of American Chemistry, scientists from Flinders University and Zhejiang Sci-Tech...


New Zealand Aluminium Smelter Strikes Deal With Meridian On Power Consumption

New Zealand Aluminium Smelter (NZAS) has reached a deal with local energy provider Meridian Energy to allow the firm greater leeway when the plant’s power demands rise. The new deal gives Meridian the right to require NZAS to cut its power demand by up to 50 megawatts in times of peak usage, power generation reduction, […]

Altech Launches New Low-Maintenance Sodium Alumina 1.0 MWh GridPack

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. and joint-venture partner Fraunhofer IKTS announced the launch of its 1.0 megawatt-hour GridPack design last week. Dubbed CERENERGY Sodium Alumina Solid State (SAS) 1.0 MWh GridPack (ABS1000), the battery pack is designed specifically with renewable energy and the grid storage market in mind. Altech says the solid-state sodium alumina Cerenergy […]

Alcoa Australia Slashes Production At Portland Aluminium To 75 Percent

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced last week that its joint venture Portland Aluminium is scaling back production to 75 percent, citing operational stability as the motive. The site’s nameplate capacity is 358 thousand metric tons per annum, but will be operating at around 268.5 thousand metric tons per annum once the cuts are complete. […]