Programme finalised for the European Lead Battery Conference
The 14th European Lead Battery Conference (14ELBC), Europe’s leading lead battery conference, has announced its programme and opened registration for delegates.
Organised by the International Lead Association, this year’s event will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, between 9-12 September, 2014.
Individual sessions at 14ELBC will look at the influence of carbon on lead battery design, lead batteries for low emission vehicles, energy storage for future electricity networks, plus a session looking at a range of advances in battery technology.
Dr David Wilson, the Conference chairman, said: “14ELBC provides an excellent opportunity for all those involved in the design, research and development, production and use of lead-acid batteries to keep up-to-date with the most recent technical and commercial developments.”
14ELBC has top-class presentations including:
- Major achievements in the design and manufacture of lead-acid batteries resulting in their increased use by the European automotive industry for start- stop systems with manufacturers in Asia and North America following a similar trend.
- Design, application and opportunities for lead-acid batteries in sustainable energy storage schemes, micro-grids for isolated communities and smart grids especially in association with renewable energy systems.
- New data on the use of higher levels of carbon in the negative active mass, a development which is resulting in much improved battery performance.
- Recent work and results in the design and build of hybrid vehicles, making possible reduced carbon emissions and major improvements in fuel efficiency using cost-effective 12V/48V lead battery systems.
- Market reports, latest advances in battery R&D, and new manufacturing techniques and equipment.
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About the ILA
The International Lead Association is the worldwide membership body that supports companies involved in the mining, smelting, refining and recycling of lead. The ILA represents the producers of about 3 million tonnes of lead.
With offices in the UK and USA the ILA provides a range of technical, scientific and communications support and is focused on all aspects of the industry’s safe production, use and recycling of lead and helps funds bodies such as the International Lead Management Center and ILZRO.
The Lead REACH Consortium is a stand-alone project of ILA-Europe and its activities are funded by 100 member companies.
ILA also supports the Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium, which manages the research, development and promotion of lead-based batteries for markets such as hybrid electric vehicles, start-stop automotive systems and grid-scale energy storage applications. Visit www.ila-lead.org