Bi-polar Battery Maker Atraverda Wins Two Technology Awards

Atraverda's proprietary Ebonex technology produces batteries that are smaller, lighter, longer lasting, more durable and more environmentally friendly than conventional lead-acid batteries.

Published: 27-Jul-2007

A REVOLUTIONARY battery technology developed by a South Wales-based advanced materials company has been recognised by the award of two prestigious global innovation prizes.

Atraverda’s proprietary Ebonex technology has won awards from both Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, and Red Herring, a global technology company, for its ability to make bipolar batteries that are smaller, lighter, longer lasting, more durable and more environmentally friendly than conventional lead-acid batteries.

Frost & Sullivan selected Atraverda as the recipient of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation for its introduction of bipolar substrate technology to the lead acid battery chemistry.

The bipolar solution is expected to create a major breakthrough across markets including standby power, military, telecoms, automotive and the emerging hybrid electric vehicles sector.

Abertillery-based Atraverda is also exploring the possibility of using the Ebonex technology in nickel metal hydride and lithium systems. Further applications of the versatile Ebonex technology include water and effluent treatment and the cathodic protection of concrete.

Frost & Sullivan presents its award to companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices.

Atraverda has also received the Red Herring 100 Europe, an award given to the top 100 private technology companies based in the Europe, Middle East and Africa each year. Companies like Google, eBay and Skype were spotted in their early days by Red Herring editors, and touted as leaders that would change the way we live and work.

Red Herring’s editorial staff rigorously evaluated more than 700 private companies.

Andrew Dixey, group chief executive of Atraverda said, “We are delighted to see experienced technical authorities such as Frost & Sullivan and Red Herring confirm what we have known at Atraverda for some time; that our Ebonex technology will have a major impact in a range of global billion dollar markets.

“These awards will give our team the confidence to drive forward the company.”

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