Advanced Battery Concepts receives innovation award


Advanced Battery Concepts, LLC in Clare has been awarded the 2022 Battery Council International (BCI) Innovation Award. The prestigious annual award is presented to celebrate innovation in equipment, processes, services and products that advance the lead battery industry by its North American trade association, representing battery manufacturing, supply, recycling and distribution companies.

Advanced Battery Concepts was established as a battery innovation company about 13 years ago. With over 50 patents and another 63 patents pending, plus 49 trade secrets, the company’s breakthrough technologies and concepts have been licensed around the world.


Dr. Edward Shaffer II is the founder and CEO of the company. It was Dr. Shaffer and his ABC team that, early on, discovered solutions to the complicated bipolar battery that was discovered in the 1930s and led a ‘technology quest’ that had drained tens-of-millions-of-dollars in search of successful commercial manufacturing. This stellar outcome led to the introduction of Advanced Battery Concepts’ GreenSeal® batteries embodying vast innovative technologies enabling better performing, lower cost energy storage solutions. ABC’s batteries provide a high value that addresses the power reliability and resiliency deficit in Michigan and across the nation. As cited in the award, “Building a product on a foundation of core technology yielding more than 50 patents and designated trade secrets is innovation by definition.”

The Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award from BCI was established to honor one of the industry’s leading thought leaders who advocated for continuous battery technology advancements, such as demonstrated by Advanced Battery Concepts and the companies which preceded it.

“This Innovation Award marks a milestone in our company’s progress in creating, or at least enhancing, technologies to store and reuse electricity in ways that are socially, economically and environmentally superior to everything that has preceded them. This is what all the members of the Battery Council International strive to do. I am proud that ABC is a member, “said Dr. Shaffer.

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