New Silicate Gel Battery Invented by Chinese Battery Company

December 06, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

The Guangdon Jiangment Yuyang Special Battery Plant (Guangzhou, China) reports that it has invented a substitute for the commonplace sulfuric acid rechargeable battery. The sulfuric acid rechargeable battery, which was invented over 100 years ago, has in recent years become a source of pollution. The company's invention uses a compound silicate gel as an electrolyte instead of sulfur acid. They claim that this new material will avoid generation of erosive acid gas in both the production and waste treatment process.

The new battery product has already passed an appraisal by the State Rechargeable Battery Testing Center (SRBTC) and the China Light Industry Bureau. Currently it is being tested by dozens of companies and units.

Yu Tongshuang, director of SRBTC, commented that he believes that this silicate battery is the first of its kind.