- AceOn has been awarded more than £130,000 under the Sustainable Innovation Fund to trial new technology to make use of second hand batteries from electric buses.
- They have teamed up with Oxford-based specialists in power electronics and battery management systems Brill Power and Cranfield University in Bedfordshire for the project, which has won nearly £350,000 funding in total.
- Founder Mark Thompson said the company would use its expertise in manufacturing new lithium-ion batteries to upcycle eight used bus batteries to store solar power generated at the university.
The company – which has more than 30 years’ experience at the cutting edge of battery technology – says the move could have huge commercial implications as well as showcasing its reputation for innovation.
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