Pearl River, New York (Feb. 18, 2022) — Urban Electric Power marked National Battery Day, Friday, Feb. 18, by announcing its latest certification as an environmentally friendly battery solution for homes, businesses, and grid-scale energy storage.

Boundless Energy Impact Research and Analytics compared Urban Electric Power’s battery — based on the familiar zinc alkaline chemistry of household alkaline cells (e.g. AA) — with other battery chemistries such as lithium-ion, lead-acid, and sodium-sulfur.

The Boundless Energy analysis showed that the greenhouse gas emissions associated with manufacturing Urban Electric Power batteries are 82% lower compared to lithium-ion batteries, 72% lower compared to lead-acid batteries, and 71% lower compared to sodium sulfur batteries, with a savings of 15,984 tons of CO2-equivalent emissions per US$1 million capital investment in Urban Electric Power batteries. Urban Electric Power’s battery scored a 9.6 out of 10 for overall per-unit impact.

“We conducted an independent environmental impact assessment of UEP’s zinc-manganese battery and found it shows significant climate and environmental improvement on key metrics such as GHG Footprint, Energy Footprint, and VOC Footprint,” said Andreas van Giezen, Senior Research Analyst for Boundless Impact Research & Analytics. “By independently validating data, working with industry experts, and integrating the latest industry data, we ensure a thorough and fair analysis that explains and can help predict which products stand out in their industry vertical.”

Advanced energy storage is needed to transition the electrical grid and the transportation, building, and industrial sectors toward renewable energy. Environmentally-safe batteries are vital in this transition — especially batteries such as Urban Electric Power’s which are certified to UL standards to avoid hot-burning fires, making them safe for installation in dense urban environments.

As Boundless Energy noted, “Urban Electric Power’s modular system can be scaled up to provide reliable power to businesses and residences during grid outages. The system can be customized to provide backup supply over periods of hours to days and can integrate with solar-PV and wind systems. This provides increased resiliency to buildings, of particular importance for those with critical loads such as hospitals and emergency services.”

The report may be read here.

Founded by researchers at City College of New York with a factory in Pearl River, N.Y., Urban Electric Power manufactures and deploys rechargeable alkaline batteries. Its technology relies on zinc and manganese dioxide, which are abundant and safe materials. Its alkaline batteries are aqueous, making them highly fire-resistant. The batteries can be readily stacked to scale capacity and voltage for various market needs from residential power backup, to commercial, to industrial and utility-scale energy storage.

Urban Electric Power is a supporter of the Zinc Battery Initiative of the International Zinc Association, which is releasing additional information in recognition of National Battery Day, Friday, Feb. 18.

To learn more about Urban Electric Power’s rechargeable alkaline battery technology, see https://urbanelectricpower.com.