Dr Alistair Davidson - 16 October 2018

Cutting-edge research project to boost advanced lead battery technology

Cutting-edge research project to boost advanced lead battery technology

In a ground-breaking new project to help develop the next generation of advanced lead batteries, more than a dozen companies from the lead battery industry are working with the U.S Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

The collaborative research project at the world-leading Argonne Advanced Photon Source in Chicago will use the facility’s ultra-bright, high-energy X-ray beams to investigate the complex interactions taking place in lead batteries in real time.

This will allow scientists and researchers to pinpoint opportunities to unlock further improvements in the performance of advanced lead batteries.

As nations look to boost decarbonisation and electrification, global demand for rechargeable energy storage is set to grow. As a technology that already commands ca. 75 per cent of the global stored energy, the next generation of lead batteries will help accelerate the move to greener technologies for electricity generation and storage.

As a consortium we are exploring new partnerships with governments and universities to develop batteries which continue to push the boundaries and can support global drives to reduce carbon emissions and provide reliable and cost-effective energy storage.

To find out more about this project view our news release and fact sheet here.

By Dr Alistair Davidson

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