Addionics collabs with CPI & WMG to build next-generation batteries

Addionics, a UK-based startup developing EV battery technology, has recently collaborated with CPI (Centre of Process Innovation) and WMG at the University of Warwick.

Under this collaboration, the firms will work on improving lithium-ion battery cell performance as well as its production processes by leveraging Smart 3D Electrodes and proprietary artificial intelligence (A.I.) technology owned by Addionics.

The project dubbed ‘Smart Three-dimensional ELectrode Lithium-ion Batteries with Automated Robotics (STELLAR)’ is supported by Innovate U.K., a government-funded organization focused on boosting productivity and economic growth via the development of innovative ideas.

UK has determined to end the sale of combustion engine vehicles by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2050. The country’s capacity to meet growing electric vehicle (EV) demand depends on achieving the following step change in lithium-ion battery performance and scaling low-cost production.

Addionics' technology helps solve the most significant roadblocks to mass EV adoption by enhancing the range, charging time, safety, and affordability of EV batteries of any chemistry. For example, the Smart 3D Electrodes have shown to have a 2X higher accessible capacity, a 50% faster charging time, and a 150 per cent longer lifetime.

Moshiel Biton, CEO and Co-Founder, Addionics, said that “Current battery technologies are not enough to support the future of all-electric transportation. They are delighted to collaborate with industry leaders in the U.K. to solve this issue and speed the development of better performing, low-cost lithium-ion batteries at scale”.

“The initiative will take advantage of the most recent developments in industrial automation and AI to provide a more reliable battery supply for the United Kingdom and beyond”.

Alfredo Ramos, MD of CPI Enterprises, commented on the partnership stating that “CPI is an organization dedicated on assisting innovative, dynamic early-stage enterprises to build tomorrow's technology”.

“They are pleased to be collaborating on a research and development initiative with Addionics, which Innovate U.K is sponsoring. The company's unique strategy, which focuses on physics rather than just chemistry, is expected to improve current battery performance significantly”.

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