Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC)
EU leaders have been warned against ignoring lead-acid technology when selecting battery “winners” and bestowing alternative chemistries with millions of euros in fresh funding for advanced battery research.
The warning from the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) came as the European Commission revealed plans to launch a EUR1bn ($1.1bn) “Future Emerging Technologies Flagship initiative”— to support long-term research in advanced battery technologies for a 10-year period from 2025.
David Boden, the British-born research electrochemist, died last week after a short illness.
In the last two decades, Boden was closely associated with Hammond Engineering and the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium.
The Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) and Exide Spain are launching a two-year study into the use of carbon nano materials in the positive active mass.
The objective of the new project “is to investigate potential significant benefits, such as improved energy efficiency and cycle life for lead batteries in energy storage applications, through the use of nano-carbon on the positive plate”, the ALABC said.