An industry-wide alliance to improve the competitiveness of lead batteries using bipolar technology is to be formally launched this week.
Advanced Battery Concepts’ (ABC) GreenSeal Alliance— backed by multiple equipment and materials suppliers— will be launched during the Battery Council International convention in New Orleans.
ABC’s CEO and founder Dr Ed Shaffer (pictured) said the alliance represented “the first and broadest collaboration of its kind in the lead battery industry”.
Shaffer said the move marked an important milestone in the industry’s adoption of bipolar technology.
“By bringing together a diverse, non-exclusive group of suppliers, the alliance will bring together the expertise needed to support the transition of lead battery manufacturers to GreenSeal bipolar battery production,” Shaffer said.
Alliance members will have access to details of ABC’s GreenSeal technology, insights into new research areas, direct access to GreenSeal licensees, the opportunity to use ABC’s R&D facilities to evaluate their product ideas directly in GreenSeal batteries and the ability to suggest and participate in joint research projects.
The members will also give and receive public promotion and marketing for alliance members’ capabilities and supporting technologies through the Alliance website.
The alliance will be headed by Jerry Artache, ABC’s commercial director, and Dr Reed Schick, director of intellectual property. Artache is responsible for driving the commercial aspects for the alliance, while Shick will head the technical components of the programme.
The technical editor of Batteries & Energy Storage Technology magazine, Dr Mike McDonagh, has an exclusive interview with Dr Shaffer in the Spring 2019 edition, which is out now. BESTmag also features a BCI preview. Click here to subscribe!