Advanced battery firm Gridtential has gained $6 million of investment from a group of the industry’s biggest lead-acid suppliers and distributors.
Lead-acid firm Gridtential Energy has appointed Ray Kubis as its chairman of the board.
Kubis first joined the company’s board of directors last year.
With more than 35 years in the global battery industry, Kubis had served as president and managing director of EcoBat Technologies Ltd., President of EnerSys Europe, and Vice President in the battery group of Johnson Controls.
Gridtential has developed a proprietary technology for an advanced lead-acid battery that replaces the metal grid in current battery designs with a silicon substrate.
Kubis has led Gridtential’s advanced patent Silicon Joule™ into manufactures market and making profit.
Kubis said: “Gridtential’s product innovation offers a real chance for step-change improvements in battery performance.
“By leveraging the mature manufacturing processes for lead and silicon with the existing lead-based battery plants, the innovation is practical and affordable when contrasted to new billion dollar super- or giga-scale investments.”