BOSTON, March 28, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Koura, the fluoride solutions brand of Orbia, a global leader in fluorine and advanced materials solutions, is pleased to announce that its Silatronix OS3® electrolyte is now used in commercial lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Amprius Technologies, the performance leader in silicon anode Li-ion battery cells with its Si-Nanowire™ Platform.
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Silatronix OS3® electrolyte material is now used in commercial lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Amprius Technologies. (Photo: BusinessWire)
The introduction of Silatronix OS3 has enabled the battery cells to achieve peak energy density of 450 Wh/Kg and 1150 Wh/L, which is among the highest of any commercial lithium-ion cell in the world. Amprius battery cells achieve this level of energy density by applying their proprietary Si-Nanowire platform, which uses 100% silicon in the anode.
“The collaboration between Amprius and Koura on this project has been a partnership that has resulted in exceptional performance from our battery cells, even in harsh environments,” said Ronnie Tao, Vice President of Business Development for Amprius. “Using Silatronix OS3 has helped Amprius achieve the highest energy density of any commercial lithium-ion battery cell in the world.”
Additionally, Amprius engineers collaborated with Orbia Fluorinated Solutions to optimize the high-performance electrolyte containing OS3, allowing the cells to operate with long life in harsh environmental conditions.
Advanced electrolyte materials such as OS3 are a critical component in increasing energy density in lithium-ion batteries, working in conjunction with advanced electrode technologies such as Amprius Si-Nanowire.
Dr. Miki Oljaca, Head of Growth and Technology at Koura, said, “This application of OS3 represents a significant advance in lithium-ion electrolyte performance and capabilities and serves as a commercial validation of the benefits that OS3 offers in high performance lithium-ion cells. The energy density that Amprius achieves in these cells is far beyond anything commercially available,” added Dr. Oljaca. “OS3 provides stability in the most challenging electrolyte applications, and we are delighted to see Amprius applying it in their commercial airframes to achieve such high performance.”
Orbia’s fluoride solutions brand, Koura, is a fully integrated fluorine technology company currently executing a strategy to accelerate technology development in the rapidly expanding lithium-ion battery industry. Having recently announced the launch of Koflyte® electrolyte additives and co-solvents developed to improve the performance and safety of the next generation of Li-ion batteries in support of a renewable future.
Orbia is a company driven by a common goal: to advance life around the world. Orbia operates in the sectors of polymer solutions (Vestolit and Alphagary), building and infrastructure (Wavin), precision agriculture (Netafim), data communications (Dura-Line) and fluorinated solutions (Koura). The five Orbia companies and their trademarks are collectively focused on expanding access to health and wellbeing, reimagining the future of cities and homes, ensuring food security and water, connecting communities to data infrastructure, and accelerating a sustainable circular economy with basic and advanced solutions. materials and solutions. Orbia has commercial activities in more than 110 countries and operations in more than 50, with global headquarters in Boston, Mexico City, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. To learn more, please visit www.orbia.com.
Orbia’s fluoride solutions brand, Koura, is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of fluoride products that play a fundamental role in improving everyday life and shortening the path to a sustainable circular economy. Koura’s products are used in a wide range of applications, including energy storage, urban and rural infrastructure, indoor climate management, food and drug refrigeration, and even the treatment of respiratory conditions. Based in Boston, Koura conducts business worldwide, with operations in the UK, Mexico, USA, India and Japan.
About Amprius Technologies
Amprius Technologies is a leading manufacturer of high-energy, high-capacity lithium-ion batteries producing the highest energy density cells in the industry. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California, where it has an R&D lab and a pilot manufacturing facility for manufacturing silicon nanowire anodes and cells. please go to www.Amprius.com for more information.
Acquired by Orbia in November 2021, Silatronix is a Madison, Wisconsin-based high-tech battery technology incubator that was established in 2007 by Dr. Robert West and Dr. Robert Hamers of the University of Wisconsin. With support from the Department of Energy and the Office of Naval Research, Silatronix has built an industry-wide reputation for developing breakthrough solutions and electrolyte technologies for lithium- ion. These technologies, including Silatronix’s unique OS3® fluorosilane additive, provide enhanced battery safety and improved performance in a range of applications.
OS3 is the latest generation of performance-enhancing organosilicon electrolyte materials available from Silatronix. OS3 enables extreme Li-ion battery performance when added to LiPF6-based battery cells at concentrations of just 1-3%. OS3 offers dramatic performance improvements while offering substantial improvements in security and stability. Silatronix is currently shipping production volumes of OS3.
Koflyte products are currently in development and will soon be ready for commercialization. These include polyfunctional ether compounds for high energy Li-ion batteries and cyclic polyether compounds which, when used as a co-solvent, can facilitate safe, stable and energy-efficient cycling of Li-metal anodes. with various cathode chemistries.
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