EnerSys wins US DoE award for advancing lead battery technology

EnerSys wins US DoE award for advancing lead battery technology

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April 12, 2024: EnerSys, the international battery manufacturer, announced on April 4 it had been awarded the Better Project Award from the US Department of Energy Better Plants Program for advancing lead battery technology, specifically for the implementation of the Sovema Cold Cube cutting system.

This is the second award that EnerSys has received in two years from the government.

The DoE said EnerSys had: reduced embedded Scope 1 carbon emissions by 20% per battery produced; improved worker safety by removing lead recovery processes, reducing waste by about 20,000kg of lead per year; saved nearly 500,000 gallons of water per year by eliminating the need for water cooling in the cube production process; and, reduced the need for exhaust ventilation to remove lead fumes and benefited with a reduction in permitted lead emissions

EnerSys says the Sovema Cold Cube cutting system eliminates the need for traditional energy-intensive lead heating, melting and cooling processes. The system utilizes a cold process to trim lead into cubes of necessary thickness directly from its solid state.

Patrice Baumann, chief integrated supply chain officer at EnerSys, said: “Receiving this award is a testament to our commitment to innovation and sustainability. The Cold Cube cutting system exemplifies our dedication to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in energy-efficient manufacturing while prioritizing the safety and well-being of our employees.”