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LDES Consortium

Funding: U.S. Department of Energy
Duration: January 2024 - September 2026
Project partners: Consortium for Battery Innovation is one of >130 Teaming Partners across the U.S.
Objective: Advancement of Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) Technologies in the U.S.

In Situ Imaging and Phase Analysis of Live Cell Lead Battery Materials for Auxiliary Battery Cycling Regimes

Partners: University of North Texas, Ecobat and East Penn Manufacturing (USA)
Duration: January 2023 - present
Objective: Investigate the processes occurring at microscopic level during representative tests for auxiliary batteries to understand how positive and negative electrodes change during different charge conditions

U.S. Military microgrid 

Funding: U.S. Department of Defense
Duration: January 2021 - May 2023
Project partners: Consortium for Battery Innovation, Paragon Solutions, Inc.
Objective: Develop transportable and robust lead battery energy storage systems that can be integrated into tactical microgrids


Examination of the Effects of the Surfactant Coatings & Particle Size of Barium Sulfate on the Structure Changes and Performance of NAM in Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Applications

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

Bipolar Lead Batteries for Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Applications

Partners: Gridtential Energy, Inc. and Electric Applications Incorporated (EAI)
Duration: April 2021 - present
Objective: Study Silicon Joule bi-polar batteries in packs that represent residential ESS coupled with solar power

In-operando Neutron Scattering Analysis of the Charge/Discharge Processes inside the Battery Electrodes with an Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Focus

Partners: Exide Technologies and INMA
Duration: April 2021 - March 2023 (prolonged)
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

HALO-SMART-ESS-LAB – Health And Lifespan Optimization with Smart Management Algorithms & Recuperative Testing of ESS of Lead Batteries

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

Best practices of cell testing for EFB regarding DCA and high-temperature durability

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

Investigations on the effect of carbon surface functional groups on electrochemical behavior of lead-carbon electrodes

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

Investigation into the Combined Influence of Carbon Black and Organic Expander to Improve Micro-Hybrid Service of Enhanced Flooded Batteries

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

Grid Energy Storage Performance Improvement Using Controlled Overcharge

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

Visualizing the dynamics of carbon-enhanced negative electrodes in lead-acid batteries

Partner: UCLA
Duration: July 2020 - December 2021
Objective: Determine the fundamental mechanisms by which carbon additives to the lead-acid battery anode mitigate sulfation

Feasibility study: Initial Neutron Diffraction Studies of Lead Battery Plates

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

Feasibility Study: Bipolar Lead Batteries in Automotive Applications

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

Narada Power Source

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.

Exide Technologies

Carbon nano materials in the positive active mass of energy storage batteries.

Shuangdeng Group (China Shoto)

Alloys for low carbon energy storage batteries operating at elevated temperatures.

Shandong Jinkeli Power Sources Technology

Improving the cycle life of energy storage batteries by the use of nano-silica sol technology.

ISC Fraunhofer, Ford Research, Technical University of Berlin

Effect of additives and negative active mass microstructure on dynamic charge acceptance in micro-hybrids.

Tianneng Power

Stability of the negative active mass in automotive batteries.

ISEA (RWTH), Battery Engineers, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Evaluation of dynamic charge acceptance and water loss in partial state-of-charge conditions.

CSIRO, Electric Applications Incorporated, NorthStar Battery, Swinburne University

Influence of electrolyte concentration local to the negative active mass on dynamic charge acceptance.

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Carbon additives for the negative active mass and hydrogen evolution at elevated temperatures.

Brno Technical University

Carbon and other additives for better negative active material performance in partial state-of-charge operation.

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