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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. But why stop at the stuff that goes into the battery? Why not change the battery itself?

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. Now, battery startup Energy Power Systems (EPS), fronted by

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

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Researchers at MIT have devised an environmentally-responsible process to recycle materials from discarded automotive lead-acid batteries to fabricate efficient organolead halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs)—a promising new large-scale and cost-competitive photovoltaic technology.

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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In order to meet the demands of modern lead acid battery applications, the technology must provide higher levels of charge acceptance to boost system efficiency and delay common failure mechanisms such as sulfation or dendritic growth.

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. VRLA (valve-regulated lead-acid) batteries are forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% In a new report, Grand View Research, Inc. billion by 2022.

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.

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. and Carbon Enriched Project C3 were established to demonstrate the suitability of advanced lead battery technology in hybrid electrical vehicles (HEVs).

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. UK-based ePower Trucks has introduced a new electric light commercial vehicle, the XT320E 3.5t.

Aqua Metals acquires Ebonex IPR and its bipolar ceramic lead-acid battery technology; less lead, lighter weight

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Aqua Metals , which is commercializing a non-polluting electrochemical lead recycling technology called AquaRefining ( earlier post ), has acquired UK-based Ebonex IPR Limited for 123,776 shares of Aqua Metals common stock and $100,000 in cash.

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. It recycles approximately 25,000 lead-acid batteries daily and 8 million a year.

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. Its full range of lead-acid and lithium-ion battery technology powers nearly every type of vehicle for our customers, including traditional, start-stop, micro-hybrid, hybrid and electric.

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

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 AquaRefining technology extracts lead from LABs with a room temperature, closed-loop, water-based process that results in significant reductions of hazardous waste and direct human contact with the lead itself. The process produces lead that is as pure as—or purer than—mined lead, requiring no secondary processing.

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. The collaboration will enable RSR and East Penn to use Argonne‘s state-of-the-art analytic technologies to accelerate the research of lead batteries in order to enhance performance.

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. Saft Xcelion 6T. Click to enlarge. Saft has introduced its Xcelion 6T battery for powering military vehicles.

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. The consortium, which coordinates research programs for advanced lead-acid and lead carbon batteries, is also looking to build upon that number soon as at least 10 other companies have expressed interest in joining this year or next.

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). Off to some interesting bedtime reading on lead-acid modelling technology

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 review of data collected from air quality monitors at locations on or around the facility showed average lead emissions above the federal standard from 22 March through 19 April 2014.

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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? Won''t they just end up in landfills?

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. Recently, our profitability has been impacted by unprecedented increases in our product costs—driven primarily by the market price of scrap lead in North America—as well as operational challenges in the US and Europe which we have been unable to fully offset.

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 battery packs include Balqon proprietary Battery Management System (BMS) and related power electronics components for direct replacement of current lead-acid battery packs.

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. Other benefits include reduced acid stratification and the ability to operate in higher-temperature environments.

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. The new joint venture company will address the growing market for lead acid storage batteries for two- and four-wheeler vehicles and UPS in India leveraging knowhow and technology owned by Panasonic as well as the customer bases of both parties. Panasonic Corporation and Minda Industries Ltd.

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. ECO R SLC70-4V is a 70 Ah, 4 volt design with nano-carbon technology using tubular plate and patented granular silica technology. This robust design provides up to 4,000 deep discharge cycles.

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. A leading cause of damage and death in lead-acid batteries is sulfation, a degradation of the battery caused by frequent charging and discharging that creates an accumulation of lead sulfate.

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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The study, which provides a joint industry analysis of how different types of batteries are used in different automotive applications, concludes that lead-based batteries will by necessity remain the most wide-spread energy storage system in automotive applications for the foreseeable future.

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. will introduce a 48V Micro Hybrid battery demonstration module as part of its full spectrum of advanced energy storage solutions for automobiles at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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. Later in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the limited. Green Used Cars incentives plug-in cars

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. Lead-acid batteries, which are used for transportation and stand-by applications, account for half of the rechargeable battery market.

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. The 30,000 square-meter Chongqing plant will produce automotive lead-acid batteries using Johnson Controls Power Solutions technologies, including its patented PowerFrame grid technology. Motorcycles and cars have become Chongqing’s leading industry, with 21 automakers located there alone.

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. The 3D technology replaces traditional lead acid battery negative lead metal electrodes with a three dimensional high surface area microcell foam negative electrode, that exploits the historically unrealized high power potential of lead acid chemistry. Firefly Energy has signed a $3.3

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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The low voltage (12V) “micro-mild” technology demonstrator includes a production-ready electric supercharger recently sold by CPT to the leading French tier 1 supplier Valeo ( earlier post ). Advanced lead-acid battery system. The LC Super Hybrid demonstrator. Click to enlarge.

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.

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.,

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. The facility will adhere to the US EPA’s newly released, more stringent standards for ambient air, which reduced the acceptable concentration of lead in air by a factor of 10, changing the standard from 1.5 Johnson Controls, Inc.

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. Vehicle breakdowns caused by the electrical system can usually be traced back to the lead-acid battery and can generally be avoided by knowing the precise state of the battery, Freescale notes.

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. The Delkor joint venture was part of Johnson Controls’ acquisition of Delphi’s global automotive battery business in 2005.

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. The company has developed a compact battery pack that''s no larger than a shoebox, the