2021 Projects

In collaboration with our global membership of leading research institutes, battery manufacturers and materials suppliers, CBI is working on a range of innovative research projects to drive innovation in battery energy storage.

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Examination of the Effects of the Surfactant Coatings & Particle Size of Barium Sulfate on the Structure Changes and Performance of NAM in Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Applications

Partners: Hammond Group, Inc., East Penn Manufacturing and Eclipse Energy
Duration: April 2021 - present
Objective: Characterize the effects of different commercial barium sulphate additives in the negative electrode of the lead battery by comparing different sizes and surface treatments

Bipolar Lead Batteries for Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Applications

Partners: Gridtential Energy, Inc. and Electric Applications Incorporated (EAI)
Duration: April 2021 - present
Objective: Study Silicon Joule bi-polar batteries in packs that represent residential ESS coupled with solar power

In-operando Neutron Scattering Analysis of the Charge/Discharge Processes inside the Battery Electrodes with an Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Focus

Partners: Exide Technologies and INMA
Duration: April 2021 - March 2023 (prolonged)
Objective: Use neutron scattering experiments to analyze positive electrodes and associated crystalline phases created/destroyed in electrochemical reactions to understand better processes during battery operation

HALO-SMART-ESS-LAB – Health And Lifespan Optimization with Smart Management Algorithms & Recuperative Testing of ESS of Lead Batteries

Partners: University of Warwick and Loughborough University
Duration: April 2021 - June 2022
Objective: Study how lead acid batteries are best managed in static battery energy storage service

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