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Oxis Energy’s ultralight Li-sulfur batteries are aimed at aviation

Oxfordshire-based Oxis Energy has been working on lithium-sulfur battery technology since 2004 (Charged has reported on the company several times over the years). In a recent article in  IEEE Spectrum, the company’s Head of Battery Development and Integration, Mark Crittenden, explains why lithium-sulfur tech is uniquely suited to electric aviation. Weight is a critical constraint… Read more »

OXIS Energy and Mercedes to build Li-S plant in Brazil

OXIS Energy and the Minas Gerais Development Company have signed a 15-year lease agreement with Mercedes Benz Brazil (MBB) to take possession of a plant located at the MBB manufacturing site in Juiz de Fora in southeast Brazil, to produce lithium-sulfur battery cells. NORDIKA Pharmaceutical of Brazil will undertake the design, engineering and machinery layout…. Read more »

OXIS says its lithium-sulfur battery is close to achieving 500 Wh/kg

OXIS Energy has successfully tested its lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery cell prototypes at 471 Wh/kg. The company said it expects to achieve 500 Wh/kg in the next 12 months. OXIS research scientists think they can extend both gravimetric and volumetric energy density towards 600 Wh/kg and over 800 Wh/L. OXIS has also developed a standard Li-S battery… Read more »

OXIS Energy to produce Li-S battery cells for Bye Aerospace

Battery manufacturer OXIS Energy is partnering with electric aviation pioneer Bye Aerospace to produce Li-S battery cells for Bye’s future aircraft. The cells will be designed to have the higher energy density required for such aircraft. The project is scheduled to launch in September 2019. Huw Hampson-Jones, CEO of OXIS Energy, said, “Aviation is one… Read more »

OXIS Energy to establish plant in Wales for mass production of Li-S cells

Oxford-based OXIS Energy has announced it will establish a manufacturing plant for the production of electrolyte and cathode active material specifically for the mass production of lithium-sulfur cells. OXIS will produce the electrolyte and cathode active material at the plant, which is currently at Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 8. Oxis will build the plant at… Read more »

OXIS Energy to build lithium-sulfur battery plant in Brazil

Battery manufacturer OXIS Energy will establish a plant in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for the mass production of its lithium-sulfur (Li-S) cells to be used for aviation, defense, and EV applications. The construction of the plant was funded by Codemge Participacoes, a public company in Belo Horizonte, for $60 million. The plant will aim to produce… Read more »

Aerospace firm Safran acquires stake in OXIS Energy

French aerospace technology company Safran has acquired an equity interest in OXIS Energy, a manufacturer of lithium-sulfur (Li-S) cell technology for battery systems. Safran is participating in a £7-million round of fresh funding alongside Aerotec and new investors, including French materials company Arkema. The investments made by these companies, which include Samsung in a previous… Read more »

UK lithium sulfur battery firm OXIS secures funding to expand to Brazil

UK battery technology company OXIS Energy will receive a £3.7-million investment from the Brazilian private equity fund Aerotec, paving the way for OXIS to open a subsidiary in Brazil. The agreement provides for a Brazilian team to be trained at OXIS Energy’s headquarters in Oxford, as well as the creation of an R&D center in… Read more »

OXIS Energy achieves specific energy of 300 Wh/kg with lithium-sulfur cell

OXIS has developed its largest lithium-sulfur cell to date, achieving specific energy in excess of 300 Wh/kg. The company has also increased cell capacity to 25 Ah, a twelve-fold improvement in 18 months. OXIS predicts that it will achieve a cell capacity of 33 Ah by mid-2015. The OXIS scientific team expects to achieve its… Read more »