Lead-acid firm Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) has entered into a Joint Technology Assessment Program (JTAP) agreement with Integral Technologies.
The agreement will evaluate the market readiness of bi-plate technology from Intergral Technologies wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast.
ElectriPlast’s bi-polar plate will be used in the existing architecture of ABC’s GreenSeal® 12V battery to assess its suitability.
The companies will then measure key performance metrics including capacity, capacity at rate, high temperature stand loss and cycle life of the batteries.
ElectriPlast’s bi-polar plate design is based on a plate core made of highly conductive loaded resins and with metal/lead covered surface.
The company’s molding process allows for the bi-polar plate to be produced in an almost any 3D shape and size. It is this flexibility that allows it to fit the Greenseal battery.
“I always love to see new technologies coming into the lead-acid battery space,” said Dr. Edward O. Shaffer II, chief executive officer and founder of ABC.
“I am a firm believer that the bi-polar battery is the lead-acid battery of the future. We prototyped a battery a few months ago with ElectriPlast bi-polar plates and we are very keen to explore their full potential.
Doug Bathauer, president and CEO, Integral Technologies, said: “As the quest for improved energy storage continues on many fronts, lead-acid remains dominant.
“We believe that lead acid bi-polar technology represents a significant improvement over existing lead acid-technologies with the potential to replace the majority of existing battery designs in the near future.”