Israel and U.K. based startup Addionics is a chemistry-agnostic battery technology company. Addionics has partnered with the Centre of Process Innovation (CPI) and WMG, at the University of Warwick to achieve improvements in lithium-ion battery cell performance and manufacturing processes.
The project, known as Project STELLAR (Smart Three-dimensional ELectrode Lithium-ion batteries with Automated Robotics), is supported by Innovate U.K., a government-funded body focused on driving productivity and economic growth through the development of new ideas. The United Kingdom has pledged to ban combustion engine vehicle sales by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Achieving the next step change in lithium-ion battery performance and scaling low-cost manufacturing is critical for the U.K.’s ability to meet growing electric vehicle (EV) demands.
Founded in 2017, Addionics provides specialized improved rechargeable batteries by redesigning their architecture. Addionics uses a patent pending 3D metal fabrication method to enhance performance, mileage, safety, cost and charging time of batteries. Addionics boasts that its architecture works with current and emerging LIB technology. There are two sides to the company – hardware making smart 3D electrodes, and software where AI will optimize given structures for given performance attributes.
Addionics’ technology helps overcome the biggest barriers to widespread EV adoption, improving the drive range, charging time, safety and cost of EV batteries with any chemistry. The company’s Smart 3D Electrodes have been proven to achieve 2X higher accessible capacity, 50 percent faster charging time and 150 percent longer lifetime.
With billions of dollars spent to improve #batteries by focusing on chemistry, the incremental changes are not enough anymore. More companies are integrating advanced 3D battery structure-based solutions to get to the required step change. More here: https://t.co/VLvZlyToFR
— Addionics (@addionics) August 16, 2021
Project STELLAR will demonstrate minimal disruption to existing manufacturing lines and supply chains as it represents a ‘drop-in’ solution whereby affordable Smart 3D Electrodes can be supplied to a variety of facilities. This will save time and cost from the present manufacturing chain with the added environmental benefit of battery cells with longer lifetimes. The partners and Innovate U.K. aim to commercialize the output of the project in the U.K.
“Today’s battery technologies are not adequate to support a future of all-electric transportation. We’re proud to be working with industry leaders in the U.K. to solve this problem and accelerate the development of higher performing, lower cost lithium-ion batteries at scale,” said Moshiel Biton, CEO and co-founder, Addionics. “The project will leverage the latest advancements in manufacturing automation and artificial intelligence to enable a more resilient battery supply for the U.K. and beyond.”