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US Battery partners with Gridtential Energy to mass market bipolar lead-acid batteries

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:57 -- Paul Crompton

Lead battery maker Gridtential Energy has entered into a formal agreement to collaborate on its Silicon Joule™ bipolar battery technology with flooded lead-acid battery firm US Battery.

Under the terms of the agreement, the firms will industrialise bipolar plate pasting and curing processes.

The partnership will also include assembling and testing Silicon Joule™ bipolar AGM batteries using US Battery’s active material.

The goal is to improve the batteries cycle life, energy density, battery efficiency, charging rates and manufacturability. 

Last month, Indian battery maker Amara Raja Batteries announced a partnership with Gridtential Energy to collaborate on bipolar lead-acid batteries— with the former assembling and testing the US-based firm’s Silicon Joule bipolar reference batteries. 

Read more about the reduced-cost and performance impvrovements that bipolar batteries offer in the latest edition of BESTmag by clicking HERE

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Ray Kubis is new chairman of the board at Gridtential

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 16:00 -- Xuan Zhong

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.”

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