Natron Power, a developer of sodium-ion batteries, has obtained a $Three-million grant from the California Power Fee (CEC) to fabricate and set up an power storage system at a quick charging station on the College of California San Diego’s campus.
Natron says the venture will end in a cost-competitive, at-scale different to Li-ion batteries and provide superior efficiency for the high-power/short-duration dispatch and lengthy cycle life necessities of the quick charging market.
Natron’s battery expertise makes use of Prussian Blue pigment, which shops and releases power within the type of sodium ions. In contrast to electrode supplies present in most lithium-ion batteries, Natron says Prussian blue enjoys widespread availability and low price.
“The Power Fee’s EPIC analysis program accelerates progressive applied sciences to drive the size of change wanted to handle the intense impacts of local weather change,” stated CEC Vice Chair Janea Scott. “Initiatives like Natron Power’s sodium-ion battery system, which pairs power storage with electrical automobile infrastructure, will help well combine autos with no tailpipe air pollution into the electrical grid.”
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