Building Safer Batteries
Advanced energy dense solid-state battery design utilizing Li metal
Non-flammable ceramic electrolyte
Versatile electrolyte structure operates over a wide voltage and temperature range
Mechanically robust and durable
Designed and manufactured in USA
High performance and intrinsically safe solid-state batteries
Battery fires in cell phones, hoverboards, and electric vehicles have reinvigorated the search for energy dense safe batteries not prone to thermal runaway. Our technology, developed at the University of Maryland, has been highlighted by CBS National News for its potential to power devices of the future without the dangers of current battery chemistries. Our ceramic electrolyte is completely nonflammable and has demonstrated breakthrough performance.
The most energy dense and safest battery that can be deployed in almost any environment.
Breakthroughs in solid state battery technology have led to a battery that meets the mission critical needs for the defense and aerospace industries, and that has high energy density with improved safety for consumer electronics, electric vehicles and grid energy storage.
Defense and Aerospace
Lighter, Smaller, More Reliable batteries enable aircrafts to fly further and reduce soldier fatigue when carrying portable military devices, enabled by unprecedented specific and volumetric energy densities.
Superior Safety from the use of non-flammable electrolytes allows for use in confined spaces in land, air and sea domains.
Extreme Thermal Stability safely powers a soldier’s portable military devices in intense desert heat, maximizing mission life. Batteries can be placed in optimal locations near internal combustion engines or other hot components with no degradation due to excess heat.
High Energy Density batteries result in more energy stored in smaller and lighter packages.
No External Dimensional Change enables batteries to be installed in rigid chassis with tight tolerances. Solid-state technology does not produce gases, eliminating the need for a swell budget, thus providing consumers with longer runtimes.
Superior Safety & Thermal Stability non-flamable and requires no battery cooling system.
High Volumetric Energy enables longer range electric vehicles with less packaging constraints.
Cost Effective Design made with low cost materials, additionally solid-state battery requires no auxiliary cooling system.
Thermal Stability essentially removes need for battery thermal control mass/volume, complexity and cost, and also enables battery pack deployment under the vehicle hood near the internal combustion engine. The wide operating temperature range also enables EV usage in previously inaccessible markets.
Grid Energy Storage
Superior Roundtrip Energy Efficiency resulting from no parasitic losses from HVAC system required by conventional solutions to maintain battery operating temperatures in hot and sun rich climates.
Cost Effective Design enables low cost energy storage. Low cost materials and balance of plant coupled with a high energy dense battery results in low $/kWh installed.
Long Battery Life enabled by ceramic electrolyte with high voltage and chemical stability, even at high temperatures.
In the News
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