Gopher Resource Joins Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium

Membership will bolster research in cleaner, more efficient power sources

Each year, over 95 percent of spent batteries are recycled annually, according to Americas Battery Recyclers. To stay current with developments that influence stored power solutions and battery recycling in particular, Gopher Resource LLC of Eagan has joined the Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC). Gopher Resource is a national environmental services provider that leverages an advanced recycling process to ensure a constant focus on environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

The benefits of supporting ALABC are many, according to Daniel Leach, chief business development officer for Gopher Resource and its ALABC liaison.

Gopher Resource is committed to using the best technology available for environmentally safe recycling. Becoming a member of ALABC helps us further support and stay informed about the most efficient, effective and environmentally sounds ways to do our work for the sake of our employees and the communities we live in. Gopher Resource will draw on ALABC's ability to help individual members maximize their research and development dollars by pooling the group's collective resources to fund leading-edge research to advance technology that brings critical power, protection and convenience to our lives.

About Gopher Resource

Minnesota-based Gopher Resource is a national environmental solutions provider and a leader in its field. Founded in 1946, the privately held company uses some of the most advanced technology available today to recycle spent automotive, industrial and stationary batteries and select household waste in a safe and sustainable manner. Gopher Resource employs over 600 people at recycling facilities in Eagan, Minnesota, and Tampa, Florida.

About the Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC)

The ALABC is an international research cooperative comprised of lead producers, battery manufacturers, equipment suppliers and research facilities organized to enhance the performance of lead-acid and lead-carbon batteries for a variety of markets, including hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications and various energy storage systems. Founded in 1992 as a program of the International Lead Zinc Research Organization (ILZRO), the ALABC pools the resources of its global membership in order to perform specific research on advanced lead-acid batteries that otherwise would not be possible by any single entity. In its 20-plus years of existence, the Consortium has grown to more than 70 companies and organizations, investing over $60 million in lead-based battery research and development. For more information about the ALABC and its accomplishments, visit ALABC.

Funding Global Research with ALABC Membership

Gopher Resource joined the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) in early 2014.

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