US firm Gridtential Energy has entered into a technology evaluation agreement with LOLC Advanced Technologies to develop bipolar lead batteries using technology from both firms.
Under the agreement, the companies will collaborate on prototyping lead batteries using Gridential’s Silicon Joule™ bipolar silicon plates and LOLC’s graphene additive AltaLABGX, which is applied to active material.
Preliminary work indicates the combination of these elements will lead to higher performing batteries in energy density, charging rates and cycle life, say Gridential.
AltaLABGX is supplied by Ceylon Graphene Technologies, CGT (a joint venture between the LOLC Group and Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC).
Sri Lankan firm LOLC Advanced Technologies is the research and advanced technology arm of LOLC Group.
Plans are underway for beta and then commercial production of Silicon Joule™ enabled batteries across the next two years.