Advanced Battery Concepts receives innovation award

Advanced Battery Concepts, LLC in Clare has been awarded the 2022 Battery Council International (BCI) Innovation Award. The North American trade association, representing battery manufacturing, supply, recycling and distribution companies.

Advanced Battery Concepts was established as a battery innovation company about 13 years ago. With over 50 patents and another 63 patents pending, plus 49 trade secrets, the company breakthrough technologies and concepts have been licensed around the world.


Dr. Edward Shaffer II is the founder and CEO of the company. It was Dr. Shaffer and his ABC team that, early on, discovered solutions to the complex bipolar battery that was discovered in the 1930s and led a ‘technology quest’ that had drained tens-of-millions-of-dollars in search of successful commercial manufacturing. GreenSeal® batteries embodying vast innovative technologies enabling better performing, lower cost energy storage solutions. ABC’s batteries provide a high value that addresses the power reliability and resilience deficit in Michigan and across the nation. As cited in the award, “Building a product on a core technology

The Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award from BCI was established in honor of one of the industry’s leading thinkers who advocated for continuous battery technology advancements,

“This Innovation Award marks a milestone in our company’s progress in creating, or at least enhancing, technologies to store and power electricity in ways that are socially, economically and environmentally superior to everything that has preceded them. This is what all the members of the Battery Council International strive to do. I am proud that ABC is a member, “said Dr. Shaffer.

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