Dutch energy management company Lithium Werks has announced that it is to merge with fellow lithium-ion battery developer Super B to form the joint company Lithium Werks BV.
The two companies were already closely aligned, and the new global company now serves 1,000 customers in nearly 50 countries, with more than 400 patents for lithium technology.
“Together we will facilitate a global transition to clean power, using nanotechnologies and smart software to improve efficiency of transporting goods, people and energy,” said Lithium Werks CEO Joseph Fisher.
After the merger was announced, newly-formed Lithium Werks BV said it would build a major clean energy research and development campus at Twente airport in East Holland.
More than €100 million has been invested in the 42-acre R&D campus, which will assist in the development of a mobile battery ecosystem at Twente.
Kees Koolen, chairman of the board at Lithium Werks, said: “In order to achieve a real transition from fossil fuels to renewables, energy has to be available in the right place and at the right time. This will require sufficient battery capacity. We need to produce many more batteries and artificial intelligence software.”