GE Energy Storage Technologies, a unit of GE Transportation, has introduced new Durathon battery for use in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) applications for large data centers, hospitals, and other areas where a continuous supply of power is necessary.

GE said that because of its proprietary chemistry, the Durathon fully recyclable battery cells can provide back-up service for up to two decades. The battery has a high energy density that, along with its ability to replace current technology, minimizes installation costs.

GE’s new battery plant will be located in Schenectady, New York, and is expected to create 350 new jobs in the region. The facility is in close proximity to GE Global Research in Niskayuna, where researchers will continue to work on battery chemistry and related systems technologies.

GE is making a $150m investment to build upon the Durathon battery technology through the development of new materials, new manufacturing technologies and controls.

Ganesh Balasubramanian, product manager at GE Energy Storage Technologies, said: ”GE’s Durathon battery has been designed to fit into modern UPS applications where continuous power is a must.

”This advanced industrial battery technology has the potential to set new standards for service life, compactness and sustainability.”