Boston-Power, Inc. has been named to the Sustainia100, a list of sustainable technologies that bring about economic, social, and environmental benefits and change.
The Sustainia Award, presented for the most outstanding performance within sustainability, will be given at the Global Sustainability Forum in Copenhagen in September 2012.
The Sustainia100 includes people, companies and organizations spanning 56 countries and six continents, all affecting global efforts in sustainable development. Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger serves as honorary chair of the four-person committee appointed to select the winner. He is joined by EU Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri and former Prime Minister of Norway, Gro Harlem Brundtland.
Last month, Boston-Power Founder and International Chairman Dr. Christina Lampe-Önnerud was named to the Automotive News Electrifying 100, a list compiled by members of Automotive News, and comprised of top influencers in the electric-vehicle market. Lampe-Önnerud was 1 of 11 new additions to the list this year, which includes leaders from traditional and startup automakers; traditional and startup suppliers; battery companies; entrepreneurs from the charging world; financiers; distributors; electric utilities; public officials and influential advocates.
Boston-Power, Inc. provides next-generation lithium-ion battery cells, blocks, modules and systems. According to the company, their Swing product delivers unmatched capabilities for Battery Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (BEV/PHEV), and utility energy storage applications.
The company’s Swing cells can deliver 207Wh/kg of energy density, (more than twice that of the lithium iron phosphate and NiMH solutions available today), combined with pulse power of 1500W/kg (2 sec) and constant power of 440W/kg for improved vehicle acceleration – exceeding both energy density and power targets for BEVs and PHEV-40s set by the United States Automotive Battery Consortium.