Birla Carbon’s collaboration with National Renewable Energy Laboratory to be presented at the American Chemical Society Conference

Marietta USA, August 19, 2022: Birla Carbon, one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of high-quality carbon black solutions, has partnered in a study led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) on Carbon Anode Material from Biomass Pyrolysis Oil. This study will be presented at the American Chemical Society Conference, to be held from August 21 – 25, 2022, in Chicago, USA.

The study investigates a novel approach to synthesizing the carbon anode materials for Lithium Ion Batteries (LIB) from biomass pyrolysis oil as part of the conversion process to produce biofuels.

Co-authors of the study from Birla Carbon’s Energy Systems team include; Zachary Combs, R&D Director, Energy Systems, and Michael Regula, Senior Engineer, Energy Systems. Their contributions include graphite production, battery fabrication, testing, and performance assessment of LIB built from these materials, along with others.

Speaking about this opportunity, Dr. Ann Schoeb, Chief R&D Officer and Business Head, Energy Systems, Birla Carbon, said, “Birla Carbon entered into the Battery market with a wide portfolio of performance conductive additives and graphites that are designed to improve the energy density, power density, and charging speed of lithium ion and lead acid batteries.” She further adds, “It is a matter of pride for us to present and co-author a paper at the fall 2022 meeting of the ACS, as it is one of the world’s largest scientific organizations. Being able to present and share our analysis on synthesizing the carbon materials for LIB, for a future circular carbon economy, is how we engage with the industry and live our Purpose – ‘Share the Strength’.”

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ACS Meetings & Expositions are where chemistry professionals meet to share ideas and advance scientific and technical knowledge. By attracting thousands of chemical professionals, the meetings provide excellent opportunities for sharing a passion for chemistry, connecting with one of the world’s largest scientific societies, and advancing a career in the ever-changing global economy.

About Birla Carbon

Birla Carbon is one of the leading global suppliers of carbon black. As one of the flagship businesses of the leading Indian multinational conglomerate, the Aditya Birla Group, Birla Carbon provides innovative sustainable carbon black solutions that enhance the performance of paints and coatings, inks and toners, plastics, adhesives, sealants, textile fibers, mechanical rubber goods, and tires, Energy Systems, and Sustainable Carbonaceous Materials. The company’s footprint extends across 12 countries with 16 manufacturing facilities and two state-of-the-art technology centers in Marietta (USA) and Taloja (India), providing industry-leading innovation. Its Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy focuses on employee safety, environmental stewardship, efficient use of carbon sources, and operating in a socially and ethically responsible manner.

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