An award to celebrate the people and organisations doing ‘remarkable’ work in the lead acid industry was launched by Malta-based battery ancillaries firm Abertax during ELBC15.
The inaugural award and €20,000 was handed to the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) representative Boris Monahov, the consortium’s program manager.
The award was the brainchild of the late Werner Schmidt, who founded Abertax in 1999.
Monahov said on accepting the award: “This is a very special day for us and a great honour to accept the award on behalf on the consortium.
“We will continue to expand our membership to meet common goals and to deliver technological performances to ensure that lead-acid batteries continue to be the battery of choice in the future.”
Joseph Cilia, CEO of Abertax, said: “Schmidt wanted to award someone who has given a lot of contribution to our industry, which is growing and which is strong.”
The ALABC launched its latest three-year program during the ELBC conference in Malta, which will continue its work on developing a battery for the hybrid vehicle market.
A major focus on gaining a deeper understanding of the behaviour of materials used in advanced lead batteries with the aim of further improving the dynamic charge acceptance.
This work will also be applicable to other energy storage applications.
Picture: from left, Alistair Davidson from ILA, Boris Monahov, Joseph Cilia CEO of Abertax and Charles Louis Ackermann from Accumalux