Advanced lead batteries
More than 90 battery companies worldwide, who are members of the Consortium, are supporting research focused on delivering significant advancements in rechargeable energy storage. CBI is also partnering with universities and dedicated research organisations to develop enhanced lead batteries with improved performance and lifetimes.
Advanced lead battery research
CBI members, in collaboration with some of the world’s leading research institutes, work on a range of innovative research projects.Learn more
Working with our members, CBI has developed a technical roadmap for advanced battery research and innovation. It is based on extensive market research, and discussions with end-users in a bid to better understand customers’ technical requirements for the future.View the technical roadmap
Research for energy storage systems
CBI's 2020 global request for research proposals was focused on advanced battery technology for energy storage systems, to facilitate the latest research into applications such as microgrids for renewable energy, frequency regulation for electrical grids, and demand response for commercial and industrial applications. The next CBI RFP will be launched in Q3 2021.Learn more
In a ground-breaking new project to help develop the next generation of advanced lead batteries, the Consortium for Battery Innovation is working with more than a dozen companies and 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.Learn more
“This new project, with Argonne’s scientists, will help make the leap to the next generation of advanced lead batteries”
CBI members, in collaboration with some of the world’s leading research institutes, work on a range of innovative research projects.Learn More
The Consortium for Battery Innovation has published a series of studies in scientific journals setting out research into addition of carbon in lead batteries, the use of lead batteries in utility energy storage, and life cycle assessment studies for the lead industry. The journals are published here.
Understanding the functions of carbon in the negative active-mass of the lead-acid battery: A review of progress
Lead batteries for utility energy storage: A review
Lead industry life cycle studies: environmental impact and life cycle assessment of lead batteries