BATTERY HEROES: LAN LAM, JUN FURUKUWA Batteries International

BATTERY HEROES: LAN LAM, JUN FURUKUWA

Revolutionary. Perhaps that’s the only word for what was eventually to become the UltraBattery. The next leap forward in lead acid technology would not exist if it weren’t for the…

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BATTERY PIONEERS: MARIA SKYLLAS-KAZACOS Batteries International

BATTERY PIONEERS: MARIA SKYLLAS-KAZACOS

The idea of flow batteries goes back to NASA research in the 1970s, but the honour of converting theory into practice using vanadium belongs to Maria Skyllas-Kazacos. Flow batteries are…

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BATTERY PIONEERS: JOHAN COETZER Batteries International

BATTERY PIONEERS: JOHAN COETZER

Developing a battery consisting of molten sodium was always going to be a challenge. But sodium sulfur and sodium nickel batteries are still around. Molten salt and zebras… The spike…

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BATTERY PIONEERS: STANLEY WHITTINGHAM Batteries International

BATTERY PIONEERS: STANLEY WHITTINGHAM

The creation of the lithium ion battery cell was the work — often collaborative but equally often on a competitive basis — of a handful of scientists around the world.…

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BATTERY PIONEERS: DETCHKO PAVLOV Batteries International

BATTERY PIONEERS: DETCHKO PAVLOV

For the last 60 years Detchko Pavlov has been at the cutting edge of finding new ways to enhance the performance of lead acid batteries. A lifetime in lead “Detchko?…

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BATTERY PIONEERS: KEN PETERS Batteries International

BATTERY PIONEERS: KEN PETERS

The development and commercialization of the valve regulated lead acid battery has been one of Ken Peters’ great contributions to the industry. VRLA: the next step For the past 30…

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BATTERY PIONEERS: MICHAEL THACKERAY Batteries International

BATTERY PIONEERS: MICHAEL THACKERAY

Within days of arriving at Oxford University in 1981, South African electrochemist Michael Thackeray made a remarkable discovery that was eventually to have deep implications for lithium battery development. Putting…

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BATTERY PIONEERS: DAVID PRENGAMAN Batteries International

BATTERY PIONEERS: DAVID PRENGAMAN

The modern day lead acid battery would be very different — both more expensive and less efficient — were it not for the contribution of David Prengaman, one of the…

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BATTERY PIONEERS: JOHN DEVITT Batteries International

BATTERY PIONEERS: JOHN DEVITT

Sealed lead acid batteries had been the goal of the battery industry since the time of Gaston Planté. But it was only in the 1960s that real advances were made.…

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CHARITABLE GIVING WITHIN THE INDUSTRY Batteries International

CHARITABLE GIVING WITHIN THE INDUSTRY

The batteries industry has always proven to be one of the more charitable sectors. It’s not so much seen — because it’s not spoken about — but it’s real and…

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