US deep-cycle lead firm Crown Battery Manufacturing has acquired licensing rights to Advanced Battery Concepts’ (ABC) bipolar lead-acid technology— strengthening its support for the company.
The agreement is ABC’s sixth GreenSeal technology licensing deal and comes less than two years after Crown president Hal Hawk made an undisclosed investment in ABC.
Hawk said the licensing rights “will allow us to decide how best to use it in our market space”.
“We believe that bi-polar lead battery technology delivers significant competitive advantages over competing battery chemistries and see many potential uses for GreenSeal technology,” Hawk said.
According to ABC, GreenSeal “drastically simplifies lead battery manufacturing and significantly improves lead battery performance by increasing cycle life, lowering weight, reducing recharge time, improving reliability and is fully recyclable”.
ABC already has licensing agreements with Johnson Controls, Exide Industries, Enersys, Trojan and Monbat.