Transportation & Fuel Source Technology
Firefly Energy Patents Graphite Foam Battery
Firefly Energy has received a US patent for a new lead acid battery technology that it believes has the potential to revolutionize the existing $16 billion worldwide lead acid battery market as well as serve applications like hybrid electric vehicles which historically aren't suitable for lead acid batteries.
The Peoria, IL-based company, which was formed to create the next generation of lead acid battery technology based on a material sciences innovation discovered by Caterpillar Inc., said the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 6,979,513, titled, "Battery Including Carbon Foam Current Collectors." The patent was awarded on December 27, 2005.
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