A trading partnership will see Sanyo Trading Company market UK battery developer Oxis Energy’s lithium-sulfur and battery systems in Japan.
Sanyo will target the motive markets– such as trains, buses and trucks–and provide pre and post sales support to the Japanese market and where necessary.
For its part Oxis will allow the Japanese firm to use the necessary intellectual property rights, as well as products and materials, to execute the services and obligations required to address customers.
Aviation and heavy electric vehicles (HEV) are target markets for lithium-sulfur technology because of the chemistry’s energy density (400Wh/kg), safety and lightness.
Masanobu Shintani, president and CEO Sanyo Trading, said: “We believe that lithium-sulfur batteries will be one of the most promising solutions for electrification in this industry. It also has the capability to penetrate into next generation mobility such as eVTOL (electric vertical take off and landing aircraft).”
In August, Oxis announced it would work with Bye Aerospace to produce a lithium-sulfur battery cell for a high-voltage battery pack system for possible use in the US aircraft maker’s electric aircraft.
The company is working with Bye with the goal that a high-voltage lithium-sulfur battery will be used in aircraft.