Yachts de Luxe (YdL) of Singapore has placed a commercial ten year worldwide contract with OXIS Energy valued at $5 million to build the world's first ever luxury boat to be powered by lithium sulfur (Li-S) cell and battery systems technology. The objective is to achieve a range between 70 and 100 nautical miles at cruising speed.
British lithium-sulfur battery technology company, OXIS Energy and Texas Aircraft Manufacturing are developing a fully electric aircraft for pilot training and commercial flights in Brazil.
All of the aircraft’s key airframe and power components will be manufactured in Brazil with Oxis supplying its cells to Brazilian firm AKAER Group of São José dos Campos to be made into batteries alongside its battery management system.
Lithium-sulfur battery technology company Oxis Energy has hired Scott Davis to manage cell production at its new manufacturing plant in Wales.
Davis will manage the Oxford-based firm’s new facility at Kenfig Hill near Port Talbot, which is due to start producing cathode and electrolyte to support the production of 500,000 lithium-sulfur cells next year.
Oxis Energy and the Minas Gerais Development Company Codemge aim to have a 200MWh lithium-sulfur cell manufacturing plant operating in Brazil within three years after leasing a plant from Mercedes Benz Brazil (MBB).
The UK firm has signed a 15-year-lease agreement to take possession of a plant located at the MBB manufacturing site in Juiz de Fora, in the state of Minas Gerais, in south east Brazil.
Lithium-sulfur company Oxis Energy continues to go from strength to strength with news this week its prototype cells have reached 471Wh/kg.
The company has been making incremental advances with the technology since announcing it had reached its 400Wh/kg milestone in 2016.
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.
Battery developer Oxis Energy will 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 Colorado-based aircraft maker is working with UK-based Oxis on a variant of the chemistry for its eFlyer 4 and future air taxi aircraft designs’ performance. The project will start next month.
UK lithium-sulfur cells maker OXIS Energy has secured a GBP3.7 million ($5.17m) capital boost to expand its battery business in Brazil.
Oxis said it plans to use funding from Brazilian private equity fund, Aerotec, to open a subsidiary and an R&D centre in southeast Brazil as it eyes increasing demand for batteries in the electric heavy vehicles market.
Lithium-sulfur cell makers are pushing the technology’s boundaries with two firms reaching a milestone just weeks apart.
US firm Sion Power and UK company Oxis Energy have both reached the coveted 400 Wh/kg goal— opening up the possibilities of longer range electric vehicles.