On-site registration for 14ELBC will begin at 11.00 on Tuesday 9 September. The Conference will start with a reception on the evening of Tuesday 9 September, with the first Conference session commencing at 09.00 on Wednesday, 10 September. The Conference will end at about 14.30 on Friday 12 September.

Details for the 14ELBC Technical Programme are set out below. The working language will be English. Due to the large number of high-quality papers to be presented there will be two periods during which parallel sessions will be held.

After the event, copies of all papers presented at 14ELBC will be made available to delegates. The edited texts of selected technical and research papers given at 14ELBC and accepted by the Journal of Power Sources will also be published in an edition of the Journal.

Session: The Global Outlook+

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Keynote Presentation:
Lead and Global Climate Change Mitigation

Julian Allwood, Reader in Engineering at the University of Cambridge and a Lead Author of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Kingdom

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Global Warming and Lead-Carbon Batteries

Patrick T. Moseley, ALABC, USA

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HEV, P-HEV and EV Market – Impact on the Battery Business

Christophe Pillot, Avicenne Energy, France

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Enabling Future Recycling of Li-Ion Batteries

Linda Gaines, Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Laboratory, United States

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Lead Supply Squeeze Fears – Fact or Fiction?

Neil Hawkes, CRU, United Kingdom

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Update on Market and Regulatory Trends Impacting the European Battery Industry

Johannes Dempwolff, Eurobat, Belgium

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Global Market Trends for Industrial Lead-Acid Batteries

Mitch Bregman, Hollingsworth & Vose, USA

Session: The Influence of Carbon on Battery Design+

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Carbon Additives for Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Applications

Paolina Atanassova, A DuPasquier and M Oljaca, Cabot Corporation, USA

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Influence of Interactions between Carbon and Organic Expanders on Crystallization Behaviour of Lead in Lead-Acid Battery Electrodes

Jochen Settelein and G Sextl, University of Würzburg, S Hartmann and V Trapp, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Chemistry ISC and F Güthlein, Manfred Gelbke and Rainer Wagner, Moll GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

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Carbon Coated Electrodes for Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries

Jusef Hassoun, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

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Enhanced Lead-Acid Battery Cycle-Life through Addition of Graphene as a Sulfation-Suppressant

Kan Kan Yeung, Xinfeng Zhang, Francesco Ciucci and Matthew M F Yuen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

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Effect of Carbon and Carbon Nanotube Additives on Negative Active-Mass Morphology of Lead-Acid Batteries under High Rate Partial State-of-Charge Cycling

Bolo Lukanyo Lucious and Ernst Ferg, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

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Molecular Rebar™: Discrete Carbon Nanotubes as a Game-Changing Advancement in Lead-Acid Battery Performance

Paul Everill, Steven Swogger and Nanjan Sugumaran, Molecular Rebar Design LLC, USA and D P Dubey, Pacific Batteries Ltd., Fiji Islands

Session: Suppliers Forum+

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Improvements for Industrial Batteries and Enhanced Flooded Batteries by use of Battery Additives

Ian Klein, PENOX GmbH, Germany and Andrea Saletti, MIDAC SpA, Italy

Grid/Plate Production Technology for Positive/Negative Grids

Jack McLane, John O Wirtz and Doug Lambert, Wirtz Manufacturing Company Inc, USA

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Hybrid Carbon Materials for Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries

Dario Cericola, Thomas Hucke and Michael Spahr, Imerys Graphite & Carbon, Switzerland

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Micro Glass Pasting Paper: A Study of Behavior between the Battery Plates

Sylvie Bayle and Nicolas Benattar, Bernard Dumas, France

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Advanced Battery Grid Punching Technology

Kent Lancaster, Oak Press, USA

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Improved Measurement Techniques to Define Absorbed Glass Mat Properties in Valve Regulated Lead-Acid Batteries

John A Wertz, Hollingsworth & Vose, USA

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Standard Curing vs Continuous Curing: Advantages and Results of an Innovative Approach to the Curing Process

Cesare Catelli, P C di Pompeo Catelli srl, Italy

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BM-Rosendahl: New Generation of Machinery for Battery Assembly

Richard Jonach, BM Rosendahl Maschinen GmbH, Austria

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Laser-Based Thickness Measurement in Battery Manufacturing

Max Mandt-Merck, LAP GmbH Laser Applikationen, Germany

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Dynagrid® NG: Advanced Pasting Paper for Trouble Free Manufacturing and Improved Battery Performance

Brendan Naughton, Glatfelter Gernsbach GmbH & Co KG, Germany

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Innovations in Vanisperse Manufacture to Dramatically Improve Cold Crank Performance

Tim McNally, Borregaard Lignotech, USA

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Updating AGM Battery Manufacturing

Francesco Capuzzo, Sovema SpA, Italy

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RTS: Rollover-Safe Starter Battery Lids

Massimo Verzegnassi, La Ital Plastica - SERI Group, Italy

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CAM, The Added Value of Experience

Maria Pia de Simone, CAM Srl, Italy

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Online Battery Monitoring for Industrial Battery Applications – Field Test Experience with the ABERTAX e²BMS online

Björn Mentzer, Abertax Technologies, Malta

Exploring New Technologies to Meet Tighter Environmental Regulations, Including Particular Matter (PM) and SOx

Tim Fisher, W L Gore and Associates, USA

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Enhancing the Value of Lead Drosses and Wastes by In-House Processing for Usable Lead Recovery

Dennis Been and Peter Jetten, Pyrotek Netherlands BV, Netherlands

Session: Lead Batteries for Low Emission Vehicles+

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Lead-Acid Batteries for Automotive Applications – New Requirements and Ongoing Innovation

Eckhard Karden, Armin Warm, Yukiyasu Nagata, Rich Rymond and Paul Shinn, Ford R&A Europe, Germany

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Batteries for Micro-Hybrid Application – Market, Technical Requirements, Battery Designs – Advantages and Potentials

Manfred Gelbke and Rainer Wagner, Akkumulatorenfabrik Moll, Germany


Impact of Battery Type and Design on Availability of Engine Start-Stop Systems and on Fuel Efficiency on the Road

Eberhard Meissner, Sepehr Shirazi and Jörn Albers, Johnson Controls Power Solutions EMEA, Germany

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Lead Carbon, Low CO2, Low Cost – the ALABC LC Super Hybrid Projects

Allan Cooper, EALABC, United Kingdom

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Functional Safety of Lead-Acid Batteries in New Vehicle Applications

Jörn Albers and Ingo Koch, Johnson Controls Power Solutions EMEA, Germany

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A 48V Diesel Hybrid with Lead-Acid Batteries is not a Contradiction: It is Reality

Carsten Kaup, AVL, Germany


Modelling Dynamic Charge Acceptance of SLI Batteries for Micro-Hybrid Vehicles

Jan Kabzinski, Heide Budde-Meiwes, Ilka Jahn, Julia Kowal and Dirk Uwe Sauer, ISEA – RWTH Aachen University and Eckhard Karden, Ford R&A Europe, Germany

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The ALABC Moving Forward: Building on a Dynamic Past

Tim Ellis & Boris Monahov, ALABC, USA

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The LC Super Hybrid Programme: Addressing Market Demands for an Affordable Hybrid System Solution

Nick Pascoe and Paul Bloore, Controlled Power Technologies, United Kingdom

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ePower Series Hybrid Drive-Train Transport Vehicle - A Novel Architecture for Reduced Fuel Consumption Utilizing Axion Power PbC® Hybrid Battery Technology

Michael Romeo and Jack Shindle, Axion Power, USA

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Comparative Testing of Standard AGM and Carbon Containing AGM Batteries for both Life and DCA

Katharine Fewings, James Green, David Stone, Martin Foster and Mike Kellaway, Sheffield University and Mike Kellaway, Provector Ltd, United Kingdom

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The UltraBattery for xHEV - Performance and Mechanism

Jun Furukawa, The Furukawa Battery Co, Japan


Advanced Diesel Electric Powertrain (ADEPT) Project

Philip Williams, Ricardo, United Kingdom

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Improvements in Flooded Lead-Acid Batteries for a Better Cycling Life Performance under Different Surrounding and PSoC Conditions. Closing the gap with AGM batteries for Microhybrid Applications

Jesus Valenciano, Exide Technologies, Spain

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Flooded Lead–Acid Battery with Improved High Dynamic Charge-Acceptance for Service in Idling Stop–Start Systems

 Masanori Sakai, Satoshi Minoura and Tetsuro Okoshi (Tsukuba Research Laboratory, Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd, Japan)

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The Present Status of Lead-Acid Batteries for Stop-Start Applications in China

Shawn Peng, Leoch International Technology Ltd, China

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Standardization Activities for Starter Batteries at the European Level

Torsten Hildebrandt, Jürgen Bauer, Jörn Albers and Jean-Paul Douady, CENELEC Technical Committee TC21X, Germany

The International Lead Award

During the Conference, the lead industry will present its prestigious International Lead Award in recognition of achievements and contributions made by the recipient to the lead and battery industries.

Session: Energy Storage for Future Electricity +

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Implementation of Multiple Capabilities for Profitable Grid Energy Storage Systems

John Wood, Ecoult, Australia

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Practical Solutions for Real-World Energy Storage Challenges

Steve Vechy, Larry Burkert and Ed Stein, EnerSys, USA

Functions and Operations of Grid-integrated Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in Germany and Europe: Designs, Applications, Costs and Perspective

Rainer Bussar, Martin Sinz and Sebastian Zeh, Exide Technologies GmbH, Germany

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Opportunities and Limitations for the Grid Integration of UPS Lead-Acid Batteries

Heiko Lehmann, Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Germany

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Shetland Battery Energy Storage System

Peter Stevenson, Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd, United Kingdom, Takashi Yasaki, GS-Yuasa Corporation, Japan, Dennis Doerffel, REAPSystems Ltd, Allesandro Mariani, University of South Wales, Mick Barlow, S&C Electric Europe Ltd and Nathan Coote, Scottish and Southern Energy plc, United Kingdom


Axion PowerCube Technology – An Advanced Battery Energy Storage System for Tomorrow’s Clean Energy Demands

Jack Shindle and Michael Romeo, Axion Power, USA

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A Smart Battery Assisted by Combined Heat and Power to Meet the Demand in a PV Powered House

Joseph Cilia, Abertax Technologies, Malta

Session: Advances in Battery Technology+

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Expander for Automotive Micro-Hybrid Applications: Interaction Mechanisms of Lignosulfonates and Advanced Carbons and the Impact of Synthetic Lignosulfonate Substitutes on Dynamic Charge Acceptance

Achim Lulsdorf and Maureen Murphy, Hammond Group Inc., USA

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Influence on Lifetime of Valve-Regulated Lead–Acid Batteries when Ripple is Superimposed on the Float Charge Voltage of Uninterruptible Power Supplies

Takashi Matsushita and Tomonobu Tsujikawa, NTT Facilities Inc., Japan

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A Continuum of Separator Options for Next Generation Lead-Acid Batteries

Rick Pekala, C La, J Kim, M Warren, J Frenzel, J Norris, C Rogers, D Trueba and R Waterhouse, Entek International LLC, USA and D Walker, D Merritt, J Moore, M Ulrich and S Gerts, Entek International Ltd, United Kingdom

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Performance of Lead–Acid + Supercapacitor Combinations Under High-Rate Capacity Cycling Conditions

Ernst Ferg and Siseko Mgangato, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

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Determination of the Lead-Acid Battery’s Dynamic Response using the Butler-Volmer Equation for Advanced Battery Management Systems in Automotive Applications

Grzegorz Pilatowicz, Heide Budde-Meiwes, Julia Kowal and Dirk Uwe Sauer, Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems Group and Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), and Christel Sarfert, Eberhard Schoch and Martin Königsmann, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany


A Layered Carbon-Lead Sulfate Composite as a New Additive for Negative Electrodes of Lead-Acid Batteries

Shukai Zhang, Weihua Xue and Hailei Zhao, University of Science and Technology and Hao Zhang, Gaoping Cao and Yusheng Yang, Research Institute of Defence, Beijing, China

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GreenSeal® Bipolar Technology for Large-Format, Lead-Acid Batteries

Edward Shaffer II, Don Hobday and Jerry Mullis, Advanced Battery Concepts, USA

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Properties of Full-Scale Lead-Acid Negative Plates Built Around Carbon Felt Micro-Scale Current Collectors

John Abrahamson, Stuart McKenzie, Shane Christie, Euan Heffer, Hannu Out, Grigory Titelman and Hassan Wong, ArcActive Ltd, New Zealand

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Novel Lead-Graphene and Lead-Graphite Grid Materials for Possible Application in Lead-Acid Batteries

L A Yolshina and V B Malkov, Institute of High-Temperature Electrochemistry, and A N Yolshin and V A Yolshina, Leader LAB Ltd, Russian Federation

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