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Study opens path to ‘safer batteries’

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:34 -- John Shepherd
Study opens path to ‘safer batteries’

Researchers backed by the US Army say they have demonstrated a “transformative step” in battery technology with the identification of a new cathode chemistry.

According to the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory, the Army’s corporate research laboratory known as ARL, and the University of Maryland, soldiers carrying 15-25 pounds of batteries could carry batteries “a fraction of the weight but with the same energy and improved safety”.

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ABC captures US military battery R&D contract

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:00 -- John Shepherd
ABC captures US military battery R&D contract

Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) has secured a contract that paves the way for it to supply batteries based on its bipolar 'GreenSeal' lead-acid technology to the US Army.

Michigan-based ABC said it has been awarded a $689,000 cost plus fixed fee contract to provide 4HN and 2HN batteries to the US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).

 

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