24 Mar '12, 3pm

Lead-Carbon Batteries: Cheap Classic Chemistry With 21st Century Performance: Filed under: Energy News

Making cells that were designed for short cycle-life and frequent replacement more durable; Making cells that were optimized for indoor use more temperature tolerant; Making larger cells with stable mechanical, thermal, electrical and electrochemical behavior; Making watt-hour sized cells suitable for use in kilowatt- and megawatt-hour arrays; Developing battery management systems for kilowatt- and megawatt-hour arrays; Increasing specific energy to a point where electric drive can be economically feasible; Improving safety, vibration and impact resistance, and overall abuse tolerance; Building new manufacturing infrastructure and materials supply chains; Slashing costs by 75% or more in an industry where raw materials represent 65% of cell costs; and Developing cost-effective recycling technologies and infrastructure for massive battery packs.

Full article: http://www.altenergystocks.com/archives/2012/03/leadcarbo...

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