A global research consortium developing advanced lead batteries has joined the European association promoting energy storage.
The Consortium for Battery Innovation, which conducts pre-competitive research aimed at improving lead battery technology is now a member of EASE, the European Association for the Storage of Energy.
Dr Alistair Davidson, CBI Director, said energy storage is one of the key enablers of decarbonisation and electrification in Europe.
He said: “There are many forms of energy storage, and advanced lead batteries are already providing more than 75% of worldwide rechargeable battery storage. It is clear that the market for renewables energy storage is set to grow substantially and our members are establishing grid-level and micro-grid electricity storage systems using advanced lead batteries worldwide so we’re able to bring relevant experience to the debate.”
The Secretary General of EASE, Patrick Clerens, said: “We welcome CBI into membership as part of our aim to support a sustainable energy landscape for Europe. Their research experience and understanding of the global rechargeable battery market brings welcome expertise to our association.”