Stockholm-based deeptech Enerpoly uses its patented technology to develop and produce zinc-ion battery cells and packs. The startup has been awarded a $600,000 grant from Vinnova, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems.
The two-year grant will support the development of zinc-ion battery electrodes to enable large-scale manufacturing of the batteries.
“We couldn't be more excited about being at the forefront of jump-starting the renewable energy transition. With the demand for batteries intensifying globally, the industry urgently needs the development and adoption of more sustainable and innovative battery solutions,” said Enerpoly co-founder and CSO Samer Nameer.
According to Enerpoly electrode fabrication is the ‘most critical and challenging step in scaling up zinc-ion technology to the megawatt-hour (MWh) production levels required for large-scale stationary storage applications’. The main focus of the grant is to enable Enerpoly to ‘increase the volume and speed of various electrode fabrication steps up to 50-fold and reduce scrap’.
"“The Vinnova grant will help our team develop our technology and internal processes to meet the demands for a world powered by 100% clean energy," adds Nameer.
Lead image: via Enerpoly. Photo: Uncredited.