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For Earth Day, SDSC Greens Up Its Batteries

For Earth Day, SDSC Greens Up Its Batteries

By Oliver Peckham, Just in time for Earth Day, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) has announced that it has replaced tens of thousands of pounds of toxic batteries with a more environmentally friendly alternative. The batteries, which protect the...

The Zinc Advantage

The Zinc Advantage

North American Clean Energy  | November 08, 2021 Fires and supply chain concerns drive attention to zinc battery chemistries that compete with lithium-ion by Ann Marie Augustus The tendency of lithium-ion batteries to fuel hot-burning, hard-to-extinguish fires made...

Alternative generator addresses food storage safety

Alternative generator addresses food storage safety

By Kristian Jaime | September 23, 2021. Meanwhile, in Pearl River, NY, Gabriel Cowles, vice president of Commercial Strategy and Finance for Urban Electric Power and his staff have developed a viable alternative to traditional diesel fuel generators. In the wake of...

Urban Electric Power batteries achieve key fire safety certification

Urban Electric Power batteries achieve key fire safety certification

By Tim Sylvia| September 14, 2021 After heating a zinc manganese-dioxide cell from Urban Electric Power to over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, testing agents concluded that “thermal runaway was not achieved.” Urban Electric Power, the energy storage startup utilizing a...

Startup Sunday: Alkaline battery tech eyed for large-scale storage

Startup Sunday: Alkaline battery tech eyed for large-scale storage

By Ryan Kennedy | September 19, 2021 AA battery tech aims for scale  Urban Electric Power (UEP) moved closer to scaling-up as it recently passed a critical heat and fire test for its zinc-manganese dioxide batteries. The battery chemistry takes advantage of already...