ion Ventures, a utility and energy storage infrastructure specialist, and LiNa Energy, a solid-state battery technology developer, recently concluded a successful trial of LiNa’s proprietary solid-state sodium battery platform.
LiNa says the battery is constructed from easily sourced, low-cost materials, contains no cobalt or lithium, operates at a wide range of temperatures, does not require expensive cooling systems, and uses inherently safe battery chemistry.
The purpose of the trial was to demonstrate the ability to charge and discharge a module containing several cells using LiNa’s patented system design, which included optimized thermal and electrical management and control systems. The system functioned in accordance with expectations.
“We have developed lithium- and cobalt-free, solid-state sodium battery technology which is a safe, high-performance, and low-cost solution for EVs and grid-scale energy storage,” said LiNa CEO Gene Lewis. “Our battery technology is designed to deliver increased energy density, increased power density and rapid charge and discharge capability.”