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Hybrid Supercapacitor Gives Energy Density Of Lead-Acid Batteries (Video)

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The need to increase electric-car ranges and decrease charging times has led to huge amounts of research into improved battery chemistries.

Could Hybrids Use Lead-Acid Batteries? Startup Says Yes

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The humble lead-acid battery, the planet's most recycled product, has been starting engines and providing power for car electrics ever since such a thing was required. It's quite easy to forget that cars have been using batteries for years before hybrids and electric vehicles arrived.

MIT team proposes process to recycle lead-acid batteries to fabricate solar cells

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The process simultaneously avoids the disposal of toxic battery materials and provide alternative, readily-available lead sources for PSCs.

Study finds flooded lead-acid battery performance & cycle life increased by adding dCNT to PAM and NAM; benefit for start-stop

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The company had earlier reported on the impact of dCNT addition primarly to the negative electrode. Earlier post.). Sugumaran et al. Click to enlarge.

Forecast puts global lead acid battery market at $76.44B by 2022

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forecasts that the global lead acid battery market will reach US$76.44 Growing preference for pollution free hybrid & electric vehicles along with technological development is expected to drive lead acid battery demand over the forecast period. In a new report, Grand View Research, Inc. billion by 2022. and ATLASBX Co.,

ALABC lead-acid UltraBattery Civic hybrid surpasses 100,000 miles of fleet duty

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In a project co-funded by the US Department of Energy and managed by Ecotality North America, the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) has demonstrated the durability of lead-carbon batteries in the high-rate, partial state-of-charge operation of a hybrid electric vehicle. Source: DOE. Click to enlarge. East Penn).

Cabot broadens range of performance additives for advanced lead-acid batteries

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Cabot Corporation, a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, is introducing three new grades of PBX carbon performance additives that are designed to improve lifetime and performance for advanced lead-acid batteries used in applications such as telecom, electric forklift, e-bike and small micro-hybrid vehicles.

ePower Trucks Launches New Electric CV with Swappable Lead-Acid Pack

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The lead-acid battery technology, adapted from military use in tanks, is maintenance-free and can operate at temperatures of up to -20 °C.

California and Exide reach agreement on addressing suspension of lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon, CA

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for the issuance of a Stipulation and Order that addresses the two central concerns identified in the April 2013 order to suspend Exide’s operations at its lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon, CA. has operations in more than 80 countries and is one of the world’s largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries.

Johnson Controls partners with and invests in Aqua Metals for lead-acid battery recycling technology

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These modular systems allow the lead-acid battery industry to improve environmental impact and scale production simultaneously to meet rapidly growing demand. Earlier post.) Under terms of a multi-faceted deal, the company is investing in Aqua Metals (AQMS) and licensing the technology. Brief

GS Yuasa acquiring 50% of Turkish lead-acid battery manufacturer

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Inci manufactures and sells lead-acid batteries for automotive, forklift and stationary applications. Inci is the second-largest lead-acid storage battery company is Turkey, measured by turnover, more than half of which are through its export to destinations the world over, in more than 80 countries including its neighbors.

Recycle a lead acid battery, and where does it go?

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The Battery Council says: recycle a lead acid battery and be an 'environmental success story'. But I wondered - who ends up with the lead

Lead-acid battery companies join forces with Argonne to enhance battery performance

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Exploring the unrealized potential of lead batteries is the goal of a new collaboration between the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and two leading lead recycling and lead battery manufacturing companies: RSR Technologies and East Penn Manufacturing. Batteries

Aqua Metals opens first AquaRefining center for low-pollution lead-acid battery recycling

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The company says that its proprietary AquaRefining is first environmentally friendly process to recycle lead-acid batteries (LABs). The process produces lead that is as pure as—or purer than—mined lead, requiring no secondary processing. Aqua Metals , Inc. higher than 99.99% purity). Battery Systems Inc.,

Saft introduces Li-ion drop-in replacement for lead-acid batteries in military vehicles: XCELION 6T

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The Xcelion 6T is a lithium-ion (Li-ion) drop-in replacement for lead-acid batteries that provides equivalent power of two lead-acid batteries at a quarter of the weight and half the volume. kWh) that is designed within the dimensions of a traditional lead-acid battery, enabling easy installation into the vehicle.

Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium membership reaches all-time high

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The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium ( ALABC ) announced the additions of several companies to its membership list, bringing its current membership to 66 companies—its highest tally ever. Brief

Measuring State-of-Charge on Lead Acid Batteries

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Since I'm still waiting on parts from ElectroAuto, I decided to take the plunge and do some extensive research on Lead-Acid battery technology. Given that I'm using lead-acid technology, one of the big challenges is knowing just how much charge is left in the batteries so I don't run them down below 20% SOC (or state-of-charge).

EPA finds Exide Technologies lead-acid battery recycling plant a source of harmful lead emissions

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lead-acid battery recycling facility. EPA’s investigation, prompted by community concerns as well as ongoing investigations by state and local agencies, found that Exide violated the Clean Air Act’s lead emissions standards on more than 30 occasions. EPA’s investigation of the facility is ongoing. Brief

Electric-Car Batteries: What Happens To Them After Coming Out Of The Car?

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We know already that the 12-Volt lead-acid car battery appears to be the most-recycled consumer good in the world--though that''s largely for safety reasons, as lead is far more toxic than the It''s one of the recurring questions asked by electric-car skeptics: Yeah, but what about all those battery packs?

Lead-acid battery maker Exide files for Chapter 11 in US

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Lead-acid battery maker Exide Technologies filed a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, is one of the world’s largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The petition was filed in the District of Delaware. Brief

Balqon Corporation introduces HIQAP industrial lithium-ion packs to replace lead-acid batteries

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Balqon Corporation, a developer of heavy-duty electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, has introduced high-capacity lithium-ion batteries as an alternative to the current industrial deep cycle lead acid batteries. HIQAP batteries include large format 1000 Ah and 700 Ah, 3.25 Brief

Owens Corning presenting LifeMat glass non-woven solutions for flooded lead-acid batteries for stop-start engines

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Owens Corning is exhibiting its newly-branded LifeMat glass non-woven solutions for flooded lead-acid batteries or start-stop systems at Baltimore’s Battery Council International (BCI). The LifeMat pasting mat contributes to extending the lifecycle of traditional lead-acid batteries by preventing positive active mass shedding.

Panasonic and UNO MINDA to form JV to manufacture lead acid batteries in India to address rapidly expanding demand; 2- and 4-wheelers

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UNO MINDA) have agreed to establish a joint venture company to develop, manufacture and sell lead acid storage batteries in India to meet rapidly growing demand. Panasonic Corporation and Minda Industries Ltd. By establishing the JV company in India, Panasonic aims at expanding overseas operations of its business. Brief

GS Yuasa US subsidiary introduces line of lead-acid batteries for renewable energy markets

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The ECO R product line consists of four advanced lead acid, VRLA (Valve-regulated Lead-Acid Battery) products. GS Battery (USA) Inc. , a US subsidiary of GS Yuasa Group of Japan, introduced the ECO R line of advanced storage batteries targeting the renewable energy market. The ECO R SLC70-4V is UL listed. Batteries

Penn State researchers developing methods to prolong operating life of valve regulated lead-acid batteries; electric locomotive as example

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A team of Penn State researchers is developing more cost-effective ways to prolong the life of valve regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries, such as those applied in Norfolk Southern Railway No. 999—the first all-electric, battery-powered locomotive in the United States. Earlier post.). —Shi et al. Resources. Brief

Industry study finds lead-acid to remain most wide-spread automotive energy storage for foreseeable future; new chemistries continue to grow

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At high voltages, lead-based batteries are so far limited by their more modest recharge and discharge power and capacity turnover. Resources.

How I got a new 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car for $16K net: indecision

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But in the 1980s, they were conversions with lead-acid batteries that were both expensive and impractical. Sometimes my liberal environmentalist side fights with my fiscally conservative side, and my decision-making suffers as a result. I’ve wanted an electric car for the past 30 years. Green Used Cars incentives plug-in cars

Johnson Controls to unveil micro hybrid lead-acid/Li-ion battery demonstration module at North American International Auto Show

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Leveraging a dual voltage architecture, Johnson Controls’ Micro Hybrid battery system would involve a low voltage lead-acid battery and a 48 volt Lithium-ion battery that enable optimization of energy generation and consumption, thus saving fuel. Johnson Controls, Inc. Brief

Exide Technologies, SRNL and University of Idaho to Collaborate to Advance Lead-Acid Battery Chemistry

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Exide Technologies entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and the University of Idaho to develop and commercialize improvements on lead-acid battery technology for applications including hybrid electric vehicles and renewable energy storage.

Johnson Controls Building Third Lead-Acid Battery Plant in China, Planning Fourth

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the largest supplier of automotive batteries, is investing $118 million to build a third automotive lead-acid battery plant in China, to be located in Chongqing. Motorcycles and cars have become Chongqing’s leading industry, with 21 automakers located there alone. Johnson Controls, Inc.,

Firefly Energy Receives Additional $3.3 Million Army Contract for Further Enhancement of Microcell Lead Acid Technology

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Firefly’s microcell battery technology delivering 4-6 times the lifetime energy compared with traditional Valve Regulated Lead Acid (“VRLA”) batteries. Firefly is developing a portfolio of lead-acid battery technologies and products to enhance performance within major portions of the $30 billion worldwide battery marketplace.

Ford teams with Samsung for new dual lithium lead acid battery

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Ford has revealed a new dual battery system that uses both a lithium ion battery and lead- volt lead acid battery, which it has developed with Samsung.

Controlled Power Technologies and Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium to unveil LC Super Hybrid at Geneva show; low-cost “micro-mild” demonstrator

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Advanced lead-acid battery system. These next-generation lead-acid batteries are already under test in pre-production vehicles.

Next-generation Lead Acid Battery Company Firefly Energy Shuts Down, Files for Chapter 7

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developer of a portfolio of next-generation lead-acid battery technologies ( earlier post ), has shut down and is filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy (liquidation rather than reorganization as with Chapter 11). PJStar.com. Seven-year-old Firefly Energy Inc., Funds were allocated almost exclusively for lithium-ion batteries, he said.

Johnson Controls breaks ground on fully-integrated automotive lead-acid battery recycling facility in US; targeted opening in 2012

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broke ground on a fully-integrated automotive lead-acid battery recycling facility in Florence, S.C. The post-consumer lead and polypropylene from the batteries will be reused to make more batteries. Johnson Controls, Inc. More than 98% of the batteries are recycled. Iron by-products are used in other industrial processes.

Freescale introduces intelligent sensor for automotive lead-acid battery monitoring; addressing increasing electrical loads and stop-start

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Freescale Semiconductor introduced the MM912J637 intelligent battery sensor (IBS), which accurately measures the voltage, current and temperature of lead-acid batteries and calculates the battery state, all while operating in harsh automotive conditions. Evaluation kits and software tools are available now. Batteries

Johnson Controls to Acquire 90% of Lead-Acid JV Delkor Corporation

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signed an agreement to acquire 90% of its existing joint venture with Delkor Corporation, a leading automotive battery manufacturer based in Seoul, South Korea. Johnson Controls, Inc. The remaining 10% will be acquired by the local management team, with all transactions completed no later than 15 Aug.

Nickel-Zinc Replaces 12-Volt Lead-Acid Battery In Peugeot Start-Stop System

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Some of the most exciting hybrid technology isn''t coming from Japan or the U.S. these days, but France. The PSA group, comprising Peugeot and Citroen, has already attracted plenty of attention for its hybrid-air technology. Now, it''s looking for ways of improving the batteries in "micro hybrid" stop-start systems. According to Market Watch, PSA

Will Small 48-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery Boost Start-Stop In U.S. Cars?

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Johnson Controls, the world''s largest maker of lead-acid 12-Volt starter batteries, thinks small batteries can have a big impact on fuel efficiency too. Better batteries help make cars greener--and not all of them are large lithium-ion packs for plug-in vehicles.

University of Glamorgan and Atraverda to Partner on Bi-Polar Lead-Acid Batteries; Potential Application in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

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The University of Glamorgan (Wales) and Atraverda, an advanced material company that owns the intellectual property rights to a conductive ceramic known as Ebonex, are collaborating to produce a commercially viable bi-polar lead-acid battery. Bi-polar lead-acid batteries approach the storage densities of NiMH, but at lower cost.