Technical developments for micro-hybrid applications

Agenda for
5-9 September

Matthew Raiford
Senior Technical Manager, Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI)
Pre-conference workshop presentation:
Technical developments for micro-hybrid applications

The lead battery industry provides safe, robust, and market-ready solutions for many different 12 V automotive applications, including micro-hybrid and low voltage EV/auxiliary use. CBI has outlined key performance indicators (KPIs) for these applications, which has served as the driving force for research to improve automotive batteries. Across the industry there have been improvements in 12 V automotive lead batteries motivated by the need for better products for hybrid and electric vehicles. This presentation will be an overview of the KPIs, current issues for automotive batteries, and some of the improvements that have occurred in the recent years.


Matthew Raiford earned his Ph. D. in Chemistry from University of Texas at Austin in 2014. Afterward he started as process engineer at RSR Technologies where he spent five years working on materials development in active materials for lead batteries. At CBI, he manages the ongoing suite of projects in the technical program and provides support and expertise for standards and communication efforts in Europe and North America.