About us

More than 25 years
of innovation

About us

Cutting-edge research taking lead batteries to the next level

For more than 25 years, the Consortium has delivered cutting-edge research taking lead batteries to a new level. With an expert panel made up of the world’s leading battery manufacturers and research specialists, the Consortium is setting the standard for advanced lead batteries and the next generation of energy storage.

Our global membership all share the common aim of inspiring the latest research to help develop the next generation of advanced lead batteries.

Formally known as ALABC, the Consortium has been carrying out research into lead batteries for a quarter of a century. Members have commissioned research into advanced lead batteries to help meet the needs of global energy storage.

Our Mission


The mission of the CBI is to serve the needs of its members by supporting cutting edge pre-competitive scientific research and promoting innovation in lead battery technology to maximize the market potential for lead batteries and the prosperity of actors in the lead battery value chain.

Our Vision


The Consortium for Battery Innovation’s vision is to be recognized by all stakeholders as the trusted global center for collaborative, pre-competitive lead battery research and authoritative voice on lead battery innovation by taking a leadership role in supporting lead battery research investment and the promotion of innovation.


Our people

The Consortium brings together leading scientists from around the world. It is led by battery experts with extensive experience in research and innovation.

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Our members

The Consortium for Battery Innovation has over 120 members and partners from across the globe. CBI’s membership categories include battery manufacturers, industry suppliers, research and testing institutes, universities, commodity traders, end users and lead producers.

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