Student applications for $2.5k bursaries to ELBC extended to January 31

Sponsorships of $2.5k (€2,000) for students wishing to attend the 16th European Lead Battery Conference in Vienna in September are up for grabs until the end of January, the ILA and Ecobat Technologies announced on January 11.

A limited number of sponsorships for students or others involved in the development or manufacture of lead-acid batteries is always made available to cover registration, travel and accommodation costs.

Applicants should send CVs and an abstract of their battery work to Maura McDermott at the conference secretariat.

More than 800 delegates are expected at the 16ELBC, which will be held on September 4-7 and should be the largest gathering of lead battery experts this year.

Presentations will be heard on topics ranging from consumer requirements for energy storage applications; the use of carbon in lead batteries; battery testing and advanced analytical techniques; additives; development of electrochemical models; improving lifetimes and deep cycle life; future production requirements; and gas evolution and water loss in relation to dynamic charge acceptance improvements.

Registration for 16ELBC opens in March.