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Aceleron’s circular economy battery wins new discretionary DAME Environmental Design Award at METSTRADE 2022

Aceleron’s uniquely serviceable, repairable and upgradeable LFP battery, the Essential has been recognised for its environmental design by the international DAME design awards committee, which celebrates everything that is important about marine equipment design.

Aceleron’s circular economy battery wins new discretionary DAME Environmental Design Award at METSTRADE 2022

The Essential: DAME Environmental Design Award winner

Aceleron’s uniquely serviceable, repairable and upgradeable LFP battery, the Essential has been recognised for its environmental design by the international DAME design awards committee, which celebrates everything that is important about marine equipment design.

Recognising marine industry designers from around the world, the judges chose the Essential as a product that addresses rapidly growing concerns for the disposal of end-of-life batteries. The battery has been built using a patented compression technology that enables it to be taken apart, down to a single cell, for repair, replacement and upgrade - giving the battery a potentially infinite lifespan.

Bruce Macpherson, Chief Commercial Officer, Aceleron, said: “We are honoured and absolutely delighted to receive this award as it recognises our efforts to maximise the use of the earth’s finite resources without compromising on power and performance.

“We have had a really positive response from the marine industry, who recognise the Essential’s potential to meet a vessels’ power needs, reduce long-term operational costs and protect our planet from the harmful effects of battery waste.”

Andre Hoek, (Chair DAME), said; “We commend Aceleron’s efforts with modern battery technologies to break an unwelcome norm for whole products to be disposed of when just one component is broken.”

The Essential was also shortlisted in the machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings category of the DAME design awards which are intended to encourage the marine industry to continuously improve all areas of design.

Why the Essential works so well for the marine industry

A group-31 standalone LFP battery, it is equipped with a BMS that now boasts Bluetooth and CanBus (via RS485) connectivity, enabling local, on-vessel network and remote monitoring capabilities. This means performance parameters such as charge/discharge, number of cycles and internal temperature can all be monitored remotely - ensuring onboard battery power is the safest it can possibly be.

The state-of-the-art casing is ideal for the marine market thanks to its ergonomically designed carry handle, rubber feet (to ensure stability) and the option to safely position it in multiple orientations. Its cobalt-free Lithium Iron Phosphate technology means that it is two times lighter than a typical lead-acid battery – ideal for the marine industry where space can be limited and ease of installation/removal important.

Reaching 200A+ peak power and guaranteed for 5,000 cycles, the Essential is available in 12V, 24V and 48V configurations. If required, multiple batteries can be connected together to achieve more than 2,000 Ah capacity.

Environmental performance

To ensure that no part of an Aceleron battery will be wasted, removed parts are redistributed for use in other products, made into second-life products for a different application, or sent for individual recycling. This gives each part an extended lifespan with minimal environmental impact.

The DAME awards were announced on the opening day of the international METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam, the largest international trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems.

November 16, 2022