Research excellence

Collaborating to support the latest scientific research

Advanced lead batteries

Developing the next generation of advanced lead battery technologies

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

2019 research projects

CBI members, in collaboration with some of the world’s leading research institutes, work on a range of innovative research projects.

Learn more

Technical roadmap

An innovation roadmap for advanced lead batteries

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

2020 Request for Proposals

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

Argonne

Lead batteries have significant untapped potential

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”

Past research

2016-2018 research projects

CBI members, in collaboration with some of the world’s leading research institutes, work on a range of innovative research projects.

Learn More

Scientific publications

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.