Partners: Hammond Group, Inc., East Penn Manufacturing and Eclipse Energy
Duration: April 2021 - present
Objective: Characterize the effects of different commercial barium sulphate additives in the negative electrode of the lead battery by comparing different sizes and surface treatments
Partners: Gridtential Energy, Inc. and Electric Applications Incorporated (EAI)
Duration: April 2021 - November 2023
Objective: Study Silicon Joule bi-polar batteries in packs that represent residential ESS coupled with solar power
Partners: Exide Technologies and INMA
Duration: April 2021 - March 2023
Objective: Use neutron scattering experiments to analyze positive electrodes and associated crystalline phases created/destroyed in electrochemical reactions to understand better processes during battery operation
Partners: University of Warwick and Loughborough University
Duration: April 2021 - June 2022
Objective: Study how lead acid batteries are best managed in static battery energy storage service
Partners: Technical University of Berlin, Fraunhofer ISC, Moll Batterien, Ford Aachen
Duration: August 2020 - September 2023
Objective: Improve laboratory, cell-level test methods for water loss, high temperature durability and dynamic charge acceptance
Partners: Fraunhofer Institute and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Duration: August 2020 - March 2023
Objective: Investigate various surface functional groups of carbon additives and their impact on the electrochemical behavior of lead-carbon electrodes for automotive applications
Partners: Borregaard, Cabot Corporation, East Penn Manufacturing and Hammond Group
Duration: December 2020 - May 2022
Objective: Investigate how varying content and ratios of both additives change the resulting battery performance regarding Dynamic Charge Acceptance (DCA), Partial State of Charge (PSoC) endurance, water loss, and corrosion
Partner: Electric Applications Incorporated
Duration: May 2020 - March 2022
Objective: Trial advanced charging algorithms as an enabler for lead-acid batteries to meet the life cycle requirements of the emerging battery energy storage system (BESS) market
Duration: July 2020 - December 2021
Objective: Determine the fundamental mechanisms by which carbon additives to the lead-acid battery anode mitigate sulfation
Partners: Exide Technologies and Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón (ICMA)
Duration: January 2020 - December 2020
Objective: Analyse the charge/discharge processes of positive electrodes in lead-acid industrial batteries by in-operando neutron diffraction experiments
Partners: Advanced Battery Concepts and EAI
Duration: December 2019 - August 2020
Objective: Verify the performance of bipolar lead battery technology using specific global automotive testing regimes
Life and cost optimisation of absorptive glass matt valve-regulated lead-acid batteries for frequency regulation and load following to IEC 61427-2 for on-grid energy storage systems.
Carbon nano materials in the positive active mass of energy storage batteries.
Alloys for low carbon energy storage batteries operating at elevated temperatures.
Improving the cycle life of energy storage batteries by the use of nano-silica sol technology.
Effect of additives and negative active mass microstructure on dynamic charge acceptance in micro-hybrids.
Stability of the negative active mass in automotive batteries.
Evaluation of dynamic charge acceptance and water loss in partial state-of-charge conditions.
Influence of electrolyte concentration local to the negative active mass on dynamic charge acceptance.
Carbon additives for the negative active mass and hydrogen evolution at elevated temperatures.
Carbon and other additives for better negative active material performance in partial state-of-charge operation.
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