US-based lithium battery pack firm Inventus Power has joined ‘safer lithium’ start-up Soteria’s Battery Innovation Group (BIG).
The BIG consortium was formed in March 2018, comprising a ‘leadership council’ of leading industrial companies, to guide the commercialisation of Soteria’s “safe lithium-ion battery architecture”.
Soteria’s architecture includes its third-generation Dreamweaver Separator, which the company said is made from thermally-stable materials that will not melt or shrink under the intense current associated with an internal short.
Inventus, formed in 2017 by the merger of ICCNexergy and Palladium Energy, designs and manufactures lithium-ion battery packs, smart chargers, and power supplies for a range of applications.
Inventus chief technical officer Chris Turner said: “There have been seemingly daily announcements of safety incidents concerning lithium-ion batteries across various markets/applications. Inventus supports the continued development of new safety technologies at the cell, battery pack, and device level, and we believe that the BIG consortium’s mission of zero lithium-ion battery-related safety events can be realised.”
In 2018, Soteria was ranked number one in Pepperdine Grazadio Business School’s inaugural list of the most fundable companies in the US.