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RSR Technologies Receives 2019 Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award

Posted By BCI Headquarters, Monday, May 6, 2019

RSR Technologies, Inc. has been awarded the 2019 Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award. Battery Council International (BCI) annually presents this award to celebrate innovation in equipment, processes, services and products that advance the lead battery industry. The award was established to honor industry thought leader, Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz, former CEO of East Penn Manufacturing Co.

RSR Technologies' active R&D initiative in the secondary lead industry has produced a new alloy, SUPERSOFT-HYCYCLE, enabling lead batteries to function at 2x current standards. Use of the Advanced Photon Source at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has helped verify this improvement. The alloy improves cycle life, dynamic charge acceptance and capacity.

"Battery Council International is pleased to have received 11 submissions for the Innovation Award," said Kevin Moran, executive vice president of BCI. "We are eager to see how these innovations will continue to impact the lead battery industry over time, and we are proud to celebrate these advancements annually with the Innovation Award."

Microporous and Narada received honorable mentions for their submissions.

To watch a video of each submission, including RSR Technologies', and to learn more about the Innovation Award, visit

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