April 21, 2022: Lead battery industry leaders in the US held talks with federal government officials during a two-day meeting at the Argonne National Laboratory that started on April 5.
The technical advisory group meeting with the US Department of Energy and Office of Electricity (OE) was organized by Battery Council International and the Consortium for Battery Innovation.
BCI said the meeting — attended by representatives of 20 companies from the across the country’s lead battery manufacturing industry — included discussions on how the DOE and OE could support the development of higher-performing, domestically made lead batteries.
The meeting focussed on “cutting-edge research and the untapped innovation potential of lead battery technology”, BCI said.
There will be a preliminary report from the DOE presented at next week’s BCI Convention in Florida, with the final report to follow later.
The importance of industry research activities with the DOE and Argonne were highlighted by BCI executive vice president and general counsel, Roger Miksad, in a letter of congratulations sent to US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm following her appointment in February 2021.
Pictured from left: Roger Miksad, BCI president Chris Pruitt of East Penn International and Consortium for Battery Innovation director Alistair Davidson.