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BCI honours Digatron founder Beckers

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:23 -- Xuan Zhong
BCI honours Digatron founder Beckers

Digatron Power Electronics founder and owner Rolf Beckers has been honoured for his work in the battery industry by Battery Council International (BCI).

Beckers, who founded Digatron 50 years ago— at the age of 20 in a workshop at his parents’ home— was presented with the 50th Year Award at BCI’s annual convention in Arizona. He is pictured (right) with Hal Hawk— president of BCI and the Crown Battery Company.

 

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Lead’s multi-billion-dollar boost for US economy

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:01 -- John Shepherd
Lead’s multi-billion-dollar boost for US economy

The US lead battery industry contributed more than $28 billion of total economic output to the national economy in 2016, a new study has revealed.

In addition, the jobs of more than 95,000 US workers depended on lead batteries, according to the study— Economic Contribution of the US Lead Battery Industry— prepared by the Economic Development Research Group for Battery Council International (BCI) and Essential Energy Everyday.

 

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Study “changes lead absorption assumptions”

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:04 -- News Editor
Study “changes lead absorption assumptions”

New analysis indicates that earlier studies into lead absorption levels of workers in the battery industry “likely overestimated” the rates of absorption.

The Battery Council International (BCI) said the new study, which it sponsored, found the airborne lead particle size observed in lead battery manufacturing and secondary smelter facilities “significantly changes previously-held assumptions about lead absorption rates”.

 

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