Shropshire AceOn has gained funding to play a key phase in a scheme to carry historic bus batteries lower back to life.
The Telford-based organization has got more than £130,000 from the Sustainable Innovation Fund to trial new technological know-how to make use of 2d hand batteries from electric powered buses.
AceOn has teamed up with Oxford-based professionals in energy electronics and battery structures Brill Power and Cranfield University in Bedfordshire for the project, which has gained almost £350,000 funding in total. AceOn founder Mark Thompson said the corporation would use its knowledge in manufacturing new lithium-ion batteries to upcycle eight used bus batteries to save photo voltaic strength generated at the university.
Thompson said: “Up-cycling lithium-ion batteries is difficult due to the fact they are so handy to harm when they are taken apart. This is of countrywide value and without a doubt indicates more how AceOn are at the forefront of Renewable Energy technology. We are renewable electricity and battery professionals and this project is all about imparting options for tomorrow’s world.
It is concept to be the first time in the UK bus batteries have been reconditioned in this way. “There can be massive variations in the overall performance of ancient battery cells and traditional battery are as robust as their weakest cells. There are problems with the life-expectancy of recycled batteries