A new paper setting out how improvements in advanced lead batteries can boost performance in energy storage applications has been published by the consortium for battery innovation, ALABC. The paper, written in conjunction with battery experts Dr Pat Moseley (ALABC) and Dr David Rand (CSIRO Energy), has been published by the Journal of Energy Storage.
The paper reviews the impact of adding supplementary carbon to the negative plate of lead batteries and explores how this can advance the performance of this technology for stationary energy storage.
As Europe’s energy storage needs expand over the coming years, advanced lead battery technology will become increasingly important in delivering Europe’s decarbonisation and electrification ambitions.
The key highlights of the scientific journal paper are below:
- Extra carbon increases capacitance and assists Dynamic Charge Efficiency.
- Extra carbon enables series-connected strings to remain well-balanced.
- Extra carbon reduces hydrogen overpotential and thereby promotes weight-loss.
- Certain metals with a high hydrogen overpotential mitigate the weight-loss.
- Functional groups on carbon surfaces can influence the hydrogen evolution reaction.
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This work has kindly been sponsored by Abertax Technologies.