We aim to produce advanced batteries using innovative manufacturing technology. Our novel approach towards production allows us to create thin film batteries at a reasonable cost
Modern electronics sets increasingly high requirements onto rechargeable batteries that current technology is unable to satisfy. Moreover, conventional lithium technology has nearly reached the fundamental performance limit, and only incremental improvements are possible at this point. Most of the current research chases these minor improvements, however even doubling efficiency of the anode would provide only 3-5% improvement to the battery energy density.
A promising solution has existed for years in a form of thin film batteries. Thin film technology provides fundamental improvement of all parts of the battery: anode, electrolyte and cathode. However its production is still prohibitively expensive for most common applications.
We came up with a way to produce thin film batteries at a reasonable cost.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 836045
More economical to produce than existing thin film batteries
More than double energy density versus conventional Li-Ion batteries
Excellent durability, even in extremely aggressive environment
Quick charge with no fire or explosion risk
UNIQUE MANUFACTURING CONCEPT
More efficient material application using thermal evaporation in high-density plasma instead of magnetron sputtering
Less expensive forms of materials used: powders instead of ceramic targets
Great cost-efficiency, high quality and throughput rate due to in-line equipment and the manufacturing process
A stack of thin-film “sandwiches” assembled together to form one battery for a smartphone
High crystallinity Cathode provides a significant increase in energy density in a thin film battery
Lithium anode is more efficient than carbon anode and requires significantly less space, increasing the overall energy density of a battery
The separator in thin film batteries is absent or much thinner than in Li-ion battery
A stack of thin-film cells, assembled together, can represent an advanced battery for smartphones and other hand held devices which will possess twice the energy density of existing batteries.
MEET OUR TEAM
The Batteries’ team has over 15 years of experience in design & development of equipment for continuous flow manufacturing using thin-film technologies. Our key expertise is in engineering of deposition equipment and continuous flow (inline) manufacturing processes with the focus on high quality, high throughput & cost efficiency.