Los Angeles-based CALEB Technology (CALEB) and California Lithium Battery (CalBattery) have teamed up to build next-gen lithium-ion batteries.
The joint venture (JV) is set to produce a line of “ultra-high” performance lithium-ion batteries for consumer electronics, power tools and electric vehicles (EV).
The first joint battery will utilise a lithium cobalt oxide cathode, a dual phase electrolyte and conventional anode materials for consumer electronics. The second-generation battery for EVs and energy storage systems (ESS) as well as consumer electronics will integrate CalBattery’s silicon-graphene composite anode, said the companies in a statement.
“Our new line of LIBs will incorporate the best blend of cathode, electrolyte, and anode materials to produce a superior product at a very competitive price per kilowatt hour,” said CalBattery CEO Phil Roberts.
The JV plans to develop a third lithium sulfur battery for EV and energy storage applications solely. The Californian companies believe that the demand for low-cost lithium batteries will increase due to a growing increase of EVs and ESS.
“Today we might not be planning on building a gigawatt lithium-ion factory but that may change overnight with one big order,” added Roberts.