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Changing shape of active mass may boost lead-acid tech

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 10:20 -- Paul Crompton
Changing shape of active mass may boost lead-acid tech

A British research team aims to redesign battery electrodes to boost the efficiency of lead-acid batteries for use in electric vehicles after receiving a government backing.

The University of Sheffield has received £100,000 ($123,000) to study ways of improving lead-acid batteries from the UK’s Engineering Physical Sciences and Research Council (EPSRC).

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British NA-ion start up Faradion gets funding boost

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:47 -- Paul Crompton
Faradion CEO Lawrence Berns

British start-up Faradion has almost £2m to develop sodium-ion batteries following further funding from investors Finance Yorkshire, Rising Stars Growth Fund and Haldor Topsoe.

The additional funding by the three investors and a ‘secret’ Japanese electronics giant will allow the company to ‘prove’ and scale up its Na-ion development programme.

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