Oklahoma startup firm remanufactures high-performance batteries

Dirk Spiers, president of Spiers New Technologies Inc., leads a new company that performs battery life cycle management of advanced battery storage packs.

Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 By: Scott Meacham

Dirk Spiers, president of Spiers New Technologies Inc., has a compelling vision for Oklahoma.

Spiers’ new company performs battery life cycle management of advanced battery storage packs. Working with electric car manufacturers, Spiers New Technologies grades and remanufactures used high-performance batteries. The company remanufactures the batteries to go back into electric cars like the Nissan Leaf or the Chevy Volt, or to become energy storage systems that holds excess energy from renewable energy sources, like solar, to provide a constant source of power when the sun is not shining.

“Oklahoma should become the energy state,” Spiers said. “Oklahoma has gas and oil, and lots of solar and wind. With our company, the state now has a position in batteries as well. Oklahoma should become the energy state, not just known for oil and gas alone.”

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