Building on the work of others goes hand in glove with novel developments. Frank Lev explains the difficulties of developing a bipolar lead-acid battery, from early identification of the pitfalls to how some insights can lead to both pain and gain.
Some colleagues and I started a project in 2007 to build a working bipolar lead-acid battery called B-LAB. The plan was to develop working prototypes and license the technology to interested battery OEMs.
The first stage was to identify the main pitfalls of the bipolar . . .