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 […]

Boom in utility energy storage demand drives advanced battery research

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As part of the new suite of energy storage research projects launched by the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI), Hammond Group Inc. and East Penn Manufacturing have teamed up to meet the needs of the utility storage market. Increased demand for energy storage in the utility sector has resulted in a broad spectrum of application developments for advanced batteries, with the […]

COVID Update: All Hammond Group Facilities Remain Operational

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With a new wave of COVID lockdowns being implemented across the globe, Hammond Group has taken precautions to ensure that its global production footprint can maintain a reliable supply of products to our customers in a safe and timely manner. We have built up sufficient safety stocks of raw materials to hedge against supply chain […]

Development of a novel expander for enhanced flooded batteries

Today’s automotive industry has placed a strong emphasis on improving fuel efficiency to reduce CO2 emissions and meet more stringent regional regulations.  This reduction is primarily achieved by electrification of various components which places additional demands on the battery system. In addition to the typical starting, lighting, and ignition requirements, batteries must now maintain optimal […]