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Leading Science, Business Leaders to Highlight Innovative Research to Meet Soaring Energy Storage and Sustainability Needs

  • SVC-208, Capitol Visitor Center (map)

You can watch our event live at 1:30 on our YouTube channel or by visiting our Twitter page

WASHINGTON–February 8, 2019–Global energy demand is expected to increase by 30% between 2018 and 2040. This is the equivalent of adding another China and India to our planet. Renewable energy sources are expected to provide 40% of that power generation. To address these needs and in recognition of National Battery Day*, a panel of leading science and business leaders will share 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.

Date: Tuesday, February 12
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: US Capitol Visitor Center, SVC-208, Lower Level First St SE, Washington, DC

Please Note: If you do not have a Congressional ID, you must register prior to noon February 11; to register, please email Lisa Dry at ldry@batterycouncil.org

Sponsor: Battery Council International
Special Guests: Advanced Energy Storage Caucus California Representative Mark Takano New York Representative Chris Collins
Brief Remarks: Representatives Takano and Collins will provide opening remarks

Featured Panelists: Brief presentations followed by Q&A.

Angela Rolufs, Vice President, Paragon Business Solutions (former Director, Center for Sustainability, Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Topic: Advanced Lead Battery Solar Microgrid at Missouri S&T’s EcoVillage

George Mues, Manager of Technology Transfer, Ameren
Topic: Why lead batteries meet the needs for renewable energy storage for utility companies.

Dr. Tim Fister, Materials Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
Topic: Current industry-national lab collaboration that seeks unrealized potential of lead battery

Dr. Tim Ellis, President, RSR Technologies and Chair of the Consortium for Battery Innovation
Topic: Applying Argonne’s research to the marketplace.

Dr. Carole Mars, Director of Technical Development and Innovation, The Sustainability Consortium
Topic: Sustainability: How lead batteries contribute to a circular economy and can serve as a model for other battery technologies.

Moderator: Kevin Moran, Executive Vice President, Battery Council International

Battery Council International is a not-for-profit trade association. BCI has more than 200 member companies worldwide engaged in every facet of the industry: lead battery manufacturers and recyclers, marketers and retailers, suppliers of raw materials and equipment and expert consultants.

About Essential Energy Everyday
Essential Energy Everyday exists to increase awareness of the critical importance of lead batteries in powering our daily lives. We encourage continued investment in sustainable lead battery technology to store and provide energy on demand. Our initiative is supported by the two global trade associations that represent the lead battery and lead industries, Battery Council International and the International Lead Association.

*National Battery Day is February 18.