2019 Projects

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

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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

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