The Battery Innovation Centre at the Free University of Brussels is evaluating Lead-Carbon battery technology for the next generation of electric vehicles.
The PbC batteries from Axion Power International are being evaluated for automotive applications based on real world driving conditions and vehicle types available in the EU for a major car maker.
The testing is due to start in September to benchmark PbC Battery performance and its robust capabilities against several battery chemistries for vehicle applications.
"Our team is looking forward to evaluating the PbC Technology and its application in multiple vehicle architectures," said Professor Noshin Omar, Head of the Battery Innovation Center at Vrijie Universiteit Brussel, who is running the independent third party validation of the PbC Battery performance for a multinational automotive supplier.
The Battery Innovation Centre of MOBI Research Group is the main Belgian expertise center for research and development of energy storage systems for traction and stationary applications. It offers state-of-the-art testing facilities and modeling for rechargeable energy storage systems. The centre regularly partners with other companies and organization for the purposes of testing, simulation, prototype development and proof-of-concept.
"We are pleased to partner with the Vrijie Universiteit Brussel on this project in the advancement of hybrid vehicle development," said Richard Bogan, CEO, Axion Power. "This work effort is one of many projects currently underway around the world to establish the unique features and robust capability of Axion's proprietary PbC Technology."
Axion's patented lead carbon battery uses an all carbon negative electrode that are designed to be directly substituted for lead acid negative electrodes. Axion aims to be the leading supplier of carbon electrode assemblies for lead-acid battery companies around the world.