Next-generation batteries for renewable energy to be made in Australia
Gelion Technologies, the global renewable-energy storage innovator, and Battery Energy Power Solutions have joined forces to manufacture and distribute safe, affordable Gelion Endure non-flow zinc-bromide battery storage solutions for renewable energy in Australia.
The partnership represents the next stage of commercialisation for Gelion and Battery Energy, demonstrating their commitment to supplying competitive Australian-designed and manufactured energy storage products to the local market.
Battery Energy has successfully provided power solutions for more than 30 years to a wide range of industries. It will provide manufacturing scale-up of the Gelion Endure non-flow zinc-bromide (ZnBr2) battery at its site in Fairfield, Sydney.
Producing Gelion’s stationary energy platform domestically will provide local jobs in a green, innovative industry and shorten supply chains for the Australian market. The batteries will be deployed in production trials in 2022 ahead of anticipated commercial availability.
- Gelion’s breakthrough non-flow zinc-bromide battery is an affordable, safe, recyclable alternative to lithium-ion, making it a reliable energy source for a range of applications.
- Gelion’s Endure energy storage platform is suitable for irrigation, water purification and desalination systems, remote communities, mining facilities and agriculture.
- Gelion’s stationary energy storage solutions have been optimised for a wide temperature range making them ideal for Australia’s tough conditions.
- Endure batteries can be completely discharged and recharged with no loss of function. The battery’s electrolytic gel is a fire retardant, making the batteries safe and robust.
“Battery Energy has built strong, long-term, sustainable customer relationships and continues to raise our reputation for being a reliable and innovative supplier,” Battery Energy managing director Gaby Peimer says.
“Partnering with Gelion to establish a manufacturing and distribution partnership for its non-flow batteries will complement and enhance our business.”
Gelion Technologies chief executive Andrew Grimes welcomes the opportunity to manufacture the Gelion Endure battery locally for the Australian market: “We are excited to work with Battery Energy. Its 30 years’ experience delivering customer-focused power solutions in tough environments will be invaluable in helping us deploy our technology in our own backyard.
“Gelion’s vision is to play a leading role in the transition to clean energy across the globe. The partnership is both an environmental and business breakthrough – and a win for local manufacturing, given Australian know-how often goes overseas for production.
“In the coming months, we will be focused on demonstrating our next-generation battery systems in-field in Australia, commencing later this year.”