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ALABC teams up with Crown Battery for battery science project


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May 26, 2017 

ALABC teams up with Crown Battery for battery science project

A new fundamental science project to examine positive plate samples at various states of charge in lead batteries is underway. The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium, together with project partners Crown Battery, AllPoints Consulting and Steele Consulting will use a range of analytical techniques to examine the positive plate samples. This will provide valuable pre-competitive data helping to understand the mechanism of the lead oxide transformations in the plates.

At the project kick-off meeting this month, Boris Monahov, ALABC program manager, said: "The results of this project are expected to be particularly useful for renewable energy storage applications such as solar and wind energy."

Analytical techniques that will be used in the project include X-ray diffraction, field emission SEM, micro and synchrotron imaging using X-ray fluorescence, electron microprobe, Electron Backscatter Diffraction orientation determination and transmission electron microscopy.

The project team (pictured left to right): Dr. Ian Steele, Steele Consulting, consultant to the contract; Dr. David Boden, All Points Consulting, project coordinator; Michael Fraley, technical director of Crown and project supervisor; Samira Farahani, Crown Battery: Dr. Boris Monahov, ALABC program manager; Matt Govinsky, Crown Battery; Jaime Navarrete, Crown, project manager.


About the ALABC

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium is an international research co-operative comprised of lead producers, battery manufacturers, equipment suppliers, application developers, and research facilities organized to enhance the performance of lead batteries for a variety of markets, including hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications and various other energy storage systems.  A program of the International Lead Association, the ALABC pools the resources of its global membership in order to perform specific research on advanced lead batteries that otherwise would not be possible by any single entity.  For more information about the ALABC, visit