Hard-state batteries are coming! Hard-state batteries are coming!

Strong State – What Does It Mean? For seniors, transistors take us back to the days when vacuum tubes were replaced, which led to an indelible mark on the digital revolution. Today it refers to the “object” between the anode and the battery cell cathode. That “vessel” is where the electric charge is stored and different manufacturers have their own recipes for “goods”, almost all of which contain volatile liquids, which is a semi-liquid paste similar to figs in appearance and composition.

That pasta contains lithium, which in some cases can produce sharp metal shards called denite. Those snails can create a short cycle in the cell which then leads to overheating. If the cell gets warm enough, the pasta will ignite, which will cause nearby cells to heat up and ignite, and before you know it, you have a full-scale “heat escape event,” which is a really nice way to say a big fire.

Hard-state technology eliminates that semi-liquid paste and replaces it with solid substance (there are dozens, if not hundreds of ideas) about what this substance should be, but the benefits are no dendrites and fires. Improvements in energy density and battery life are expected from solid-state technology.

Strong Power and SK Creative Partnership

Image courtesy of Solid Power

This week, Solid Power and SK Innovation announced a new partnership to produce solid-state batteries for vehicles using Solid Power’s sulfide-based solid electrolyte, proprietary cell designs and production processes.

Doug Campbell, CEO and co-founder of Sold Power, said, “Our partnership with SC Innovations is to ensure that the global state-of-the-art production processes are scalable and compatible with existing lithium-ion production technology.” “The ability to collaborate with a global leader in lithium-ion cell production is key to our market-to-market strategy and meeting demand.”

Readers will recall that Ford and BMW have already started working with Solid Power. And is it any wonder that SK Innovation is building a second-generation F-150 Lightning Pickup truck near Ford, Tennessee? Hmmm, could lightning be the first mass-produced electric vehicle to use solid-state batteries in the United States? Time will tell.

The companies are currently talking about development, certification and production efficiency. Transferring new technology from the laboratory to mass production is always a slow but necessary process. When all testing and certification is completed, Solid Power expects the batteries to be safer, longer-lasting, and less expensive than traditional lithium-ion batteries in use today.

As part of the partnership, Solid Power intends to license SK Innovation’s proprietary technology, production knowledge and practice to enable the company’s sulfide-based solid electrolyte material and the company’s cell design to be fully integrated into SK Innovation. .

“The [partnership] As part of Sold Power’s current technology development roadmap, it will give us the framework to jointly develop and develop our high-performance silicon all-state battery packs, ”said Derek Johnson, Solid Power’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are following the standard Automotive APQP process to successfully develop and launch our cell products, which ensures that our cell design is compliant with automotive partner specifications, high quality standards and high volume production. Being able to transfer saves capital costs in line with Solid Power Capital’s simple business model.

Solid Power expects to make a small profit from research, development and the sale of electrolyte samples by 2022.

Hyundai Partners with Factory Energy

In a separate report this week on the state-of-the-art battery, Hyundai announced a joint development agreement with Factorial Energy of Woburn, Massachusetts to test the factory’s fictional battery technology and integrate it with Hyundai electric vehicles. The companies integrate factory technology at the cell, module and system level, perform vehicle-level integration, and jointly produce specifications for the production of factory batteries.

Factor said in a statement that it has developed a state-of-the-art technology that addresses key issues that prevent large-scale adoption of electric vehicles. Those advances are based on factory electrolyte system technology, which is safer than standard lithium-ion technology, extends the driving range by 20 to 50% and is easily integrated into existing lithium-ion battery production infrastructure.

That “submission” section is critical. Redesigning production lines to accommodate new technology will cost millions of dollars. If the new items are basically the same as the old ones, there is no need to make any major product changes.

“Our partnership with Hyundai is another testament to our robust state-of-the-art battery technology, and we look forward to showing market readiness in Hyundai vehicles,” said Siu Huang, CEO of Factory Energy. Environmental Benefits – With our safe and long-distance batteries.

Haven’t you heard of Factorial? You are not alone, but you are attracted to star-studded characters. Joe Taylor, CEO of Panasonic North America, is a member of the Board of Trustees, which includes Dieter Zetche, former Mercedes Benz CEO, and Mark Ford, former Ford CEO.

The factory says FEST technology is not only safer and longer lasting than standard lithium-ion batteries, but also comparable to the batteries used in electric vehicles today. FEST provides reliable and reliable cell performance with high voltage and high capacity electrodes. Its strong electrolyte has been successfully measured in 40 Ah cells, operates at room temperature and can use most lithium-ion battery generation equipment.

To be taken

Solid-state batteries are the holy grail of battery technology. Thousands of researchers from hundreds of laboratories around the world have been working to bring them to perfection. Some, like John Gudino, have dedicated their lives to unraveling the secrets of solid-state battery technology. Interestingly, Gudino himself agreed to work with SK Innovation, and now agrees to work with Solid Power. Maybe the club is closing.

There are a lot of business secrets and a lot of money on the table for the strong state winners. The buzz about solid-state batteries is always here, but how soon? Repeatedly, 2025 will be mentioned. That is not a guarantee that you will be able to buy a car with solid state batteries at that time, but it seems to be expected in the industry that they will still be available.

2025 is not far off. No matter what you look at, the EVI revolution is fast approaching. That is good news for us and good news for our planet.

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