Hammond is the First Stop on the Essential Energy Tour

Essential Energy tour

Hammond Group is honored to be the first featured stop on the Essential Energy Everyday Tour. This virtual tour highlights Battery Council International member companies that provide innovative lead batteries, and the services and supplies used to make those batteries. Hammond president and CEO Terry Murphy is interviewed for this series and provides an insightful […]

Industry Associations Reaffirm Commitment to Help Tackle Informal Lead Battery Recycling

Lead Battery 360 website on computer screen

Four associations representing the lead and lead battery industries have launched a program designed to help reduce substandard and informal lead battery recycling in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs). The program – known as LeadBattery360° – builds on guiding principles agreed among the associations in 2020. Supported by the International Lead Association (ILA), Battery Council International, EUROBAT, […]

Hammond’s Lisa Derico Featured in WGBI Spotlight

Lisa Derico

Women in the Global Battery Industry (WGBI) is an organization of professionals, founded to promote and develop the growth of women in the battery industry. WGBI believes that women in similar industries can derive benefit for themselves and their companies through relationship building, education, and shared knowledge. The programs and activities of WGBI are intended […]

Indiana State Representative Visits Hammond Group’s State-of-the-Art Research Lab

Gordon Beckley (left), VP COO; State Rep. Mike Andrade; Terry Murphy, president and CEO; and Victor Lopez meet at the Hammond research lab.

Last week, Indiana State Representative Mike Andrade visited Hammond Group Inc.’s (HGI) state-of-the-art lead battery research lab, E=(LAB)2 in Hammond, Indiana. Representative Andrade learned how HGI is advancing research in battery materials, cell manufacture, and battery testing to provide custom solutions for next-generation batteries ­– critical for a greener, more sustainable future.  Read the full […]

Gridtential, Hammond Group, and Wirtz Manufacturing Agree to Launch Production of Biplate Electrodes for Silicon Joule Batteries

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New production capabilities will speed time-to-market for next-gen silicon hybrid batteries SANTA CLARA, Calif. — July 14, 2022 — Gridtential Energy today announced that it will partner with battery component manufacturers Hammond Group and Wirtz Manufacturing Co. to develop, pilot and produce ready-made components and equipment for makers of advanced lead batteries employing Silicon Joule […]

Hammond Presents GravityGuard™ at 2022 FENIBAT

Hammond's Senior Product Development Engineer Maureen Sherrick presented a talk on GravityGuard™ at the 2022 FENIBAT conference in Brazil.

Hammond’s Senior Product Development Engineer Maureen Sherrick was a featured speaker at the 2022 FENIBAT conference in Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. On May 24 Maureen presented: GravityGuard™, a Novel Solution for Acid Stratification in Deep Cycling and EFB Batteries. Maureen has worked in the lead-acid battery research field for nearly 31 years, including 22 years with […]

Hammond Group Inc. Receives 2021 BCI Innovation Award

Hammond Group was awarded the Battery Council International’s Innovation Award on September 23, 2021, at the association’s 2021 meeting in San Diego, CA. HGI was recognized for a novel application of lead silicate in its GravityGuard™ battery additive to increase cycling capability and extend battery life, becoming the first repeat winner of the BCI Innovation […]

The Long and Winding Road

For decades, a lead battery’s critical function was reliably starting an internal combustion engine. Now the technology is being criticized for lacking lithium-ion’s energy density per kilogram. Terry Murphy, president, CEO, and chairman of battery chemical firm Hammond Group explains why there is still enormous scope for improving lead batteries. Read the full story from […]