Global Battery Research Consortium to Unveil Research Priorities in China

Battery experts are set to meet in Shanghai, China on 5-6 March to review progress developing the next generation of advanced lead batteries. The meeting will be held at the Marriott Renaissance Shanghai Putuo.

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The Consortium for Battery Innovation, a newly-formed research group made up of battery companies and research institutions worldwide, is spending two days to review the latest research breakthroughs in the technology amid an expected hike in demand for battery energy storage across the country.

The technical workshop takes place as China’s Department for Energy described lead batteries as a “backbone” national industry as it announced plans to improve the collection rate of lead batteries in a bid to improve its recycling performance. The workshop will also discuss current lead battery recycling technologies employed in Europe and North America-where the current collection and recycling rate for lead batteries is over 99%.

The Consortium – whose company members in China include Shuangdeng Group China Shoto, Shandong Jinkeli Power Sources Technology, Narada Power Source, Shandong Sacred Sun Power Sources and Tianneng Power – plans to discuss market developments in China as well as unveiling research plans for the next two years.

The Consortium, which was previously known as ALABC, has funded pre-competitive research into lead batteries for more than 25 years, ushering breakthroughs such as start-stop battery technology which improves energy efficiency and reduces pollution. Lead batteries are also essential for electric vehicles, with virtually all electric vehicles employing lead batteries for essential safety and back-up functions such as lighting and other in-car safety and security systems.

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