Battery Associates develops innovative projects relevant to battery innovation.
Innovation for sustainable batteries
Battery Associates develops innovative projects to accelerate battery innovation. Our current projects include an open-source battery cycler, a competition platform for battery developers (BatteryDEV), and an Ethical Battery Rating system (EBR).
Testing and reuse of batteries cells is a major aspect of the energy transition. B.A’s battery cycler responds to a pressing challenge in the energy space. B.A develops both hardware and software components of an open-source battery cycler to create an affordable and modular battery tester. Potential applications include research, education, and testing.
To address technical battery limitations, B.A launched an open-source competition platform for battery developers worldwide. Competitions result in custom battery solutions in areas such as: State-of-health predictions for mobility applications, AI-optimised R&D, and battery degradation predictions for stationary applications. In February 2021, BatteryDEV won the second place of the 10toGo Challenge ran by Microsoft and Volkswagen.
Ethical Battery Rating
Battery Associates is developing an ethical battery rating (EBR) to help implement regulations around sustainability, ethical mining and the prevention of human rights abuses across the battery value chain.