Lead batteries account for more than 70% of the global battery market, and are expected to grow to a $500 billion industry by 2025, according to Battery Power. To respond to growing lead battery needs, the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI), of which The Doe Run Company is a member, announced its plan to focus further research in automotive and energy storage applications. This will include more emphasis on technologies for electric and start-stop vehicles, as well as a pilot program to install lead battery-supported charging stations at gas stations here in Missouri.

Doe Run plays an important part in providing the primary and secondary lead needed to support the industry, from mining new lead to recycling approximately 11.5 million batteries annually.

Battery Power also discusses the advantages of lead batteries over lithium-ion batteries, including functionality, accessibility and safety. Read the full article.