Cadenza Innovation has received a patent for a multi-core lithium-ion battery cell structure, called a super-cell.
The energy storage solutions start-up says the battery architecture simplifies lithium-ion design by substantially reducing production and manufacturing costs, overcomes safety issues and improves energy density in batteries.
Cadenza says the demand for power cells, specifically lithium-ion batteries, is rapidly increasing because of grid storage systems, electric vehicles and the rise of smart consumer appliances. Navigant Research forecasts power capacity for global installed energy storage for the grid and ancillary services is expected to grow to 21.6 GW by 2025, up from 1.1 GW in 2016.
“Current-generation small and large cell batteries each have significant limitations,” says Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud, founder and CEO of Cadenza. “Those shortcomings result in fires in consumer devices as well as a range of manufacturing challenges for companies building EVs.”
The super-cell lithium-ion battery structure features a high-energy density while also being inexpensive to manufacture. The super-cell battery allows for the easy assembly and high density that comes along with large cells with the cost-effectiveness and safety of smaller lithium-ion cells, Cadenza says.
Lampe-Onnerud says the super-cell architecture allows for pack assembly OEMs to meet whatever type of battery they need for specific energy, space and end-application requirements, similar to building blocks.
To learn more about the battery patent, visit: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/9685644.html