Making a Better Battery, Episode 2 – Sepion Technologies
It’s an exciting time in the world of electric vehicles.
“At Sepion we’re united by a passion to sustainably power humankind, and we’re doing this by bringing to light new materials at the interface of nanotechnology, polymer chemistry, and electrochemistry in order to make the batteries of the future.” – Pete Frishmann, CEO Sepion Technologies.
Next up in our battery chemistry innovation mini documentary series is Sepion Technologies, who’s core innovation is a membrane material that stabilizes pure lithium metal anodes during charging and discharging.
Current battery technology is reaching a performance plateau. To ensure future electric vehicles have optimal ranges and cost points Sepion is replacing the graphite anode that is in an electric vehicle battery with pure lithium metal. Their innovation allows for about a tenfold increase in the capacity of the anode and translates practically into around a 40% increase in the overall energy density of the battery.
Sepion has received both the CalSEED Concept and Prototype award as well as the BRIDGE award from the California Energy Commission and most recently closed their Series A funding at $16M. To learn more about their work and please visit their website.