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 goal of specific energy of 400 Wh/kg by the end of 2016 and in 500 Wh/kg by the end of 2018. According to the company, vehicle manufacturers are already reviewing and evaluating the cell technology.
“OXIS Energy is set to remain at the forefront of the world’s leading battery technology with these significant improvements,” said OXIS CEO Huw Hampson-Jones. “They are being made in partnership with British and European academic and research institutions such as LEITAT of Spain, TNO of the Netherlands and the Foundation for Research and Technology in Greece. OXIS is on schedule to release commercial cells in the USA and Europe in 2015.”
Source: OXIS Energy