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ABC promotes COO to president to drive growth in its bipolar lead battery

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 13:48 -- Paul Crompton

Bipolar lead battery developer Advanced Battery Concepts has promoted its chief operating officer (COO) Michael Everett to president of the US firm.

Everett will lead industrialisation of the company’s processes and develop equipment required for OEMs to manufacture batteries using its patented GreenSeal technology at scale volumes.

The equipment will be for the continuous production of electrode assemblies including execution of novel and efficient transfer pasting methods.

Further development efforts include the architectural definition and the development of formation processes and equipment necessary to produce bipolar batteries. 

Everett said: "By industrialising and commercialising GreenSeal manufacturing equipment, the company has reached yet another significant milestone on its mission to make better batteries available to global energy storage markets.

"GreenSeal batteries unlock much higher value for the lead battery industry than historically achievable, as measured by the higher performance, longer lifetime and more efficient use of raw materials and resources in manufacturing, and there is more to come.”

Dr. Edward Shaffer, CEO and founder of ABC, said: "Michael has been a great addition and contributor to our team and its growth over the past two years. His ability to lead our industrialisation program and focus on process improvements has been a key to his promotion to president.” 

Everett, who joined ABC in 2019 as COO, has previously worked as CTO at ultracapacitor firm Maxwell Technologies and more recently senior vice president engineering at deep cycle lead battery firm Trojan Battery.

Residential storage system

ABC launched a residential storage system using lead batteries to address the growing need for emergency power in the US during September.

The system, called Home Emergency Energy Storage (HEES), relies on the firm’s patented GreenSeal bipolar batteries.

The HEES system can be situated in about eight-square feet of interior space preferably located near the main circuit box. 

The system can provide up to 6kW and draws upon a storage reserve of 18kWh to power critical loads. Run times can be up to two full days.

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ABC secures seventh licensee of its bipolar lead-acid battery technology

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 14:53 -- Paul Crompton

Bipolar battery firm Advanced Battery Concepts has secured its seventh licensee of its lead-acid GreenSeal® technology.

The unnamed company has acquired licensing rights to the US firm’s full suite of technologies to ‘provide a strategic advantage in the industrial markets it serves’. 

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Monbat acquisition paves way for lead recycling expansion

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:19 -- John Shepherd
Monbat acquisition paves way for lead recycling expansion

Bulgarian lead-acid company Monbat said it plans to expand its used battery-processing services after taking a majority stake in Italian engineering company Science Technology & Consulting (STC).

Monbat said on 26 July it was acquiring a 67% share in STC— whose operations include implementing high-quality breaking and separation solutions in lead paste desulfurisation and crystallisation units in addition to lead smelting and refining technologies.

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ABC, Exide Technologies appoint chief operating officers

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 14:21 -- John Shepherd
ABC, Exide Technologies appoint chief operating officers

US bipolar battery tech company Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) has appointed former Trojan Battery Company executive, Michael Everett, as chief operating officer.

Everett (pictured), who was most recently Trojan’s senior vice-president of engineering, is also a former chief technical officer of Maxwell Technologies, the California- based ultracapacitor firm recently acquired by Tesla.

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Enersys to expand thin plate pure lead, commercialise bipolar

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 15:37 -- John Shepherd

US-based lead-acid battery maker Enersys is to invest an additional $100 million to expand its thin plate pure lead (TPPL) capacity.

The company said the increased capital expenditure over the next three years— “combined with an expected 15% increase” from its focus on “lean manufacturing principles”— should increase its proprietary TPPL capacity by more than $500m annually.

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BCI launch for bipolar tech industry alliance

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 19:56 -- John Shepherd
BCI launch for bipolar tech industry alliance

An industry-wide alliance to improve the competitiveness of lead batteries using bipolar technology is to be formally launched this week.

Advanced Battery Concepts’ (ABC) GreenSeal Alliance— backed by multiple equipment and materials suppliers— will be launched during the Battery Council International convention in New Orleans.

ABC’s CEO and founder Dr Ed Shaffer (pictured) said the alliance represented “the first and broadest collaboration of its kind in the lead battery industry”.

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ABC Crowns bipolar licensing with sixth deal

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Hal Hawk

US deep-cycle lead firm Crown Battery Manufacturing has acquired licensing rights to Advanced Battery Concepts’ (ABC) bipolar lead-acid technology— strengthening its support for the company.

The agreement is ABC’s sixth GreenSeal technology licensing deal and comes less than two years after Crown president Hal Hawk made an undisclosed investment in ABC.

Hawk said the licensing rights “will allow us to decide how best to use it in our market space”.

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Exide India believes in bipolar from ABC

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:15 -- News Editor
Guatam Chatterjee

India’s largest automotive battery maker Exide Industries Ltd said last week it is planning to reduce dependence on lead—by introducing the bipolar technology of US-based Advanced Battery Concepts.

Exide industries claims that lead suffers from erratic price movement which prompted it to go for developing the new ‘bipolar based battery technology’ in association with the US-based firm.

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Bipolar developer hits out at DoE choices

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:52 -- Xuan Zhong
Bipolar developer hits out at DoE choices

An angry lead-acid battery developer lashed out last week at one of the premier US lithium battery administrators on why the US Department of Energy (DoE) was failing to support the lead-acid sector.

Ed Shaffer (pictured), founder and CEO of Advanced Battery Concepts, took a verbal swipe at George Crabtree, director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory, who was addressing the Battery Council International annual meeting on developments in lithium ion.

 

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