Carbon black manufacturer Birla Carbon has announced its entry into the energy storage systems market with a portfolio of conductive carbons for the lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries.
The portfolio of conductive carbons is designed to enable customisation in formulation and performance in a variety of segments, including automotive, telecoms, motive power, energy storage systems, and e-bikes.
Birla says its Conductex e product portfolio will help increase charge acceptance, cold cranking power, cycle life, gassing and water loss and disperibility in lead batteries.
The firm sees the ideal applications in start-stop micro-hybrid EFB or VRLA applications, SLI and enhanced flooded batteries, e-bikes, energy storage systems and deep cycle operations in e-bikes.
The products leverage the firm’s Ultra process to ensure purity and conductivity, enabling increased charge acceptance, particularly under partial state-of-charge operation.
Birla says its engineered conductive carbon additives can unlock “5-15% energy savings” in lead batteries.
Dr. Ann Schoeb (pictured), chief R&D officer and business head, Energy Systems, Birla Carbon, said: “As we deepen our focus on innovation and an innovation-driven culture, Birla Carbon has achieved remarkable success in enhancing the contribution of carbons to advanced battery applications.”