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Birla Carbon enters the storage market with carbon black for lithium-ion and lead batteries

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 13:21 -- paul Crompton

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.” 

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Old tyres set to drive better Li-ion anode technology

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 09:50 -- paul Crompton
Old tyres set to drive better Li-ion anode technology

Cheaper and more effective carbon black is set to come on to the market after a licensing agreement between the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Group (ORNL) and scientific consultancy firm RJ Lee Group.

ORNL’s has developed a way of turning rubber sources, such as tyres, into carbon black composites through a proprietary pretreatment process invented by its researchers Amit Naskar, Parans Paranthaman and Zhonghe Bi.

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