Two US lead-acid companies have teamed up in a joint technology assessment program to drive the comercialisation of their anode and material technology.
Large format bi-polar battery developer Advanced Battery Concepts, (ABC) and lead-carbon energy storage firm Axion Power International will assess the performance, efficacy and cost of the technology and materials in ABC’s ‘GreenSeal’ bipolar battery.
The joint program’s main goal is to show that PbC® batteries, using ABC’s general purpose 12V/17Ah modules as the demonstration format, are market ready.
The firms will also measure key performance metrics, develop cost models and rules for designing PbC® products to meet market demands in areas of fitment, voltage, and capacity.
An optimistic Richard Bogan, Axion’s chief executive officer, said: “Our work together could directly impact new and significant energy storage commercial applications.”
The company said its GreenSeal bi-polar advanced lead-acid battery reduces the lead content of a traditional lead acid battery by more than 46%.