IQ Power Licensing, a German “minnow” in the global SLI battery industry, walked away with a coveted “Greentech” award from the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) earlier this month.
The award was for the company’s 360° electrolyte mixing system, which is claimed to avoid acid stratification and increase battery life by a factor of two.
The company states on its website that “acid stratification is the main cause of high loss of battery capacity (Ah) and the premature wear of flooded batteries.”
It’s not entirely clear from so-called press information as to how the system works, but it is apparent that it is available for other battery manufacturers to license.
The company claims it is suitable for both extended flooded batteries and conventional flooded batteries.
The award was presented to IQ Power CEO Charles Robert Sullivan by Matthias Krähling, senior manager at the VDA, together with professor Dr. Tim Hosenfeld, head of Central Innovation at the automotive supplier group Schaeffler AG.