Skeleton launches 4500 farad ultracap, aims to challenge lead acid energy density by 2017 150 150 Batteries International

Skeleton launches 4500 farad ultracap, aims to challenge lead acid energy density by 2017

Skeleton Technologies, the ultracapacitor start up firm, has launched a new range of ultracapacitors that it says offers the highest level of energy density on the market. Through the use…

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John Devitt Batteries International

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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Michael Thackeray Batteries International

Michael Thackeray

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

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Sakura introduces desulphator to extend life for deep cycle lead acid batteries 150 150 Batteries International

Sakura introduces desulphator to extend life for deep cycle lead acid batteries

A new product could be used to extend the life of the deep-cycle batteries typically used in off grid solar and wind power systems. The Battery Extra EX02, from Sakura…

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James Sudworth Batteries International

James Sudworth

For almost half a century, Jim Sudworth of has been on a mission — often a bumpy one — to make a scientific and commercial success of the sodium battery.…

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Kathryn Bullock Batteries International

Kathryn Bullock

The conception, invention and development of the VRLA battery has been an almost exclusively male preserve but one woman has made a remarkable contribution to its evolution — and also…

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Of hybrids and hamburgers Batteries International

Of hybrids and hamburgers

Key to creating the electrification of transport in the future will be our ability to deliver an affordable battery pack. However, Larry Thomas, president of Primet Precision Materials, questions whether…

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Pacific Energy to promote Axion’s lead-carbon technology, products 150 150 Batteries International

Pacific Energy to promote Axion’s lead-carbon technology, products

Axion Power International, a developer of advanced lead-carbon batteries, has secured a strategic marketing, sales and reselling agreement with Pacific Energy Ventures, a technology and project development firm specialising in…

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Battery Solutions becomes first US recycler with automatic battery sorting Batteries International

Battery Solutions becomes first US recycler with automatic battery sorting

US battery recycler Battery Solutions has entered into an agreement to acquire state-of-the-art battery sorting technology from Sweden-based technology company Refind. The move makes Battery Solutions the first US company…

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Problems ahead for China’s lead-acid tax 150 150 Batteries International

Problems ahead for China’s lead-acid tax

China’s 4% consumption tax on lead-acid batteries — to be introduced on January 1 next year — may not be enough to slow production to the point that it aligns with…

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