EU leaders have released a long-awaited ‘strategic action plan’ that says batteries should be at the heart of future industrial strategy.
But lead-acid was not even mentioned (unlike lithium) in the document— published as part of the outgoing European Commission’s ‘State of the Energy Union’ report: ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Plan on Batteries: Building a Strategic Battery Value Chain in Europe.’
The managing director of the International Lead Association (ILA), Dr Andy Bush, told BEST Battery Briefing: “By recognising batteries as a test case for the EU’s industrial strategy the Commission has put this technology front and centre in delivering a sustainable and economically successful future.”
But Bush stressed “it’s vital that the Commission recognises the important role of lead battery technology now and in the future”.
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