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Super B joins DNV GL’s new project to drive marine battery safety

Super B has been invited to become part of classification society DNV GL’s new joint development project.

This project is designed to advance the understanding of the use of lithium-ion batteries in the shipping industry. Super B is the only member specialized in and representing lithium iron phosphate technology and the safety benefits which it offers. 

Lithium batteries are relatively new on the marine market. And as the use of those batteries in the maritime realm rapidly expands, DNV GL started the Joint Development Project. Goal of the initiative is to bring together stakeholders from across the whole maritime industry, creating a deep pool of expertise, knowledge and experience from many different perspectives to develop a greater understanding of the challenges and requirements for a safe Lithium battery solution. 

Super B started to invest in the marine market many years ago and has been a pioneer on numerous projects worldwide. The company has helped clients all over the world electrifying their vessels and has been able to use its knowledge to the fullest since to build reliable battery systems. The Super B batteries are based on the lithium iron phosphate chemistry as they offer two key advantages over other lithium chemistries in terms of ensuring and improving battery safety: thermal and chemical stability.

Marc Borgers, CTO of Super B is enthusiastic about participation in this joint development project: “Safety has always been one of the key factors for Super B’s battery development. Especially for the marine market, this is extremely important. To be part of the DNV GL initiative means we can share our knowledge and experiences on lithium batteries, but moreover, work closely together with other stakeholders on improved battery safety from which the entire industry will benefit.”