CBI puts advanced lead in focus for long duration ESS program

CBI puts advanced lead in focus for long duration ESS program

CBI puts advanced lead in focus for long duration ESS program 563 459 Batteries International

February 8, 2024: The Consortium for Battery Innovation has joined a three-year US program to highlight how advanced lead batteries could be deployed as part of a range of technologies for long duration energy storage projects.

The CBI confirmed to Batteries International on February 7 it had joined as a ‘teaming partner’ of the US National Consortium for the Advancement of LDES Technologies.

Launched last month, the initiative is funded by the US Department of Energy to bring together players in the energy storage sector.

The consortium is led by Sandia National Laboratories with the support of five other national labs — Argonne, Idaho, National Renewable Energy, Oak Ridge, and Pacific Northwest.

The main goal is to promote collaborations to develop and implement strategies necessary to achieve the commercialization of LDES technology within the next 10 years, the CBI said.

CBI’s research and innovation manager Alyssa McQuilling and its technical director Matt Raiford are involved in eight of the program’s 16 so-called ‘tiger teams’ — including technology development, evaluation and testing, demonstrations and deployments, investor confidence and finance.

McQuilling said: “Our experts point out that advanced lead batteries are well suited to inter-day LDES applications. They also see the potential around hybrid long duration systems, combining advanced lead batteries with another technology such as flow batteries to cover both short and long duration response.”

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