In honor of National Battery Day, a panel of science and business leaders shared updates on innovative lead battery research, as well as public/private partnerships, to meet the need for renewable energy and create efficient energy models to lower the planet’s carbon footprint and stabilize the grid.

Watch the full Energy Storage and Battery Research Update here.

Co-Chairs of the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus, Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41) and Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27), discussed their bi-partisan support for battery storage research to support renewable energy and energy independence.

Additional speakers included:

  • Angela Rolufs, VP Paragon Business Solutions (formerly Director, Center for Sustainability, Missouri University of Science and Technology) on the “Advanced Lead Battery Microgrid at Missouri S&T’s EcoVillage.”
  • George Mues, Manager of Technology Transfer at Ameren, on “Why lead batteries meet the needs for renewable energy storage for utilities.”
  • Tim Fister, Materials Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, on “Industry-national lab collaboration that seeks unrealized potential of lead battery technology.”
  • Tim Ellis, President, RSR Technologies, and Chair of the Consortium for Battery Innovation (formerly known as Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium), on “Applying Argonne’s research to the marketplace.”
  • Carole Mars, Director, Technical Development & Innovation, The Sustainability Consortium on “Sustainability.”