Johnson Controls has announced two multi-year research projects at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) aimed at enhancing lead-acid start-stop batteries and energy storage systems.
The first project will focus on identifying the ageing mechanisms of absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries and supporting systems in start-stop applications.
The second will look at opportunities to leverage other energy storage devices to provide peak power acceptance and cycling capability.
The projects will be funded by Johnson Controls, which includes a Fellows gift of $500,000.
“We are bringing together students and the world’s best energy storage and powertrain engineers to tackle challenges in advancing vehicle technology,” said MaryAnn Wright, group vice president industry relations, Johnson Controls Power Solutions.
“The results will help future vehicle technology to deliver optimum performance and environmental efficiency.”