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Swedish Energy Agency awards grant to develop Sweden’s battery industry

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 11:44 -- Paul Crompton

The Swedish Energy Agency has issued a grant of SEK3.8 million ($437,699) to drive a research project in zinc-ion technology as Sweden aims to strengthen its competitiveness in the battery industry.

The project aims to stimulate research and development of rechargeable zinc-ion battery technology, and strengthen Sweden’s competitiveness in battery technologies through expertise, innovation and systems thinking.

The group includes: zinc-ion battery company Enerpoly, lithium-in energy storage firm Polarium, Uppsala University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Mylad Chamoun, co-founder and CTO at Enerpoly, said the project would take advantage of accumulated expertise on producing and scaling up zinc-ion battery technology within the project group and make this technology ready for commercialisation. 

Image: Enerpoly's research team

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