Energiks, an electrochemical company, has unveiled an all-in-one lithium ion battery with a “quantum leap” in energy density.
The company claims that it has developed a battery with an energy density of 1,500W/kg, which is 10 times that of current lithium ion batteries.
The new battery, dubbed the Silver Energa, is made of nickel, zinc and aluminum, with a capacity of 2,400Wh/kg and a weight of 2.5kg.
The battery is based on an electroplating process that produces a nickel oxide layer, which makes the battery more conductive.
“The Silver Energia battery is a quantum leap in energy storage,” the company said.
“At 1,000Wh/L, Silver Eenergia is more than 50% more energy dense than any lithium ion, including those in the current market.”
The company is also developing a rechargeable battery that uses nickel and aluminum oxide as the electrolyte, which could be useful in low-power applications.
The batteries are expected to be available in 2017.
The US Department of Energy announced the first battery to meet a benchmark for energy density on Thursday, which comes on the heels of a similar milestone by another US battery company, Lithium-ion battery maker Panasonic, which reached an energy capacity of 1.8Wh/l. In June, the US Department Of Energy announced a new milestone in energy-storage technology that would boost energy density to 1.1Wh/g, which would mean that it could be the world’s largest lithium ion cell.
The agency has also set a target of 20% annual growth in energy capacity, and said that the goal is for the energy density in batteries to reach 1,200Wh/ kg by 2021.
“Energy storage can be a powerful tool to reduce the environmental impact of power generation, reducing air pollution, and lowering the costs of grid operations, which are crucial for the nation’s energy future,” DOE spokesman Eric Eaves said in a statement.
“Silver Energias’ achievement will help drive a new era of lithium ion energy storage and help advance the energy transition towards 100% renewable energy.” “
By 2030, this new battery is expected to reduce carbon emissions by about 30% compared to today, while also reducing energy consumption by about 2%.”
“Silver Energias’ achievement will help drive a new era of lithium ion energy storage and help advance the energy transition towards 100% renewable energy.”
The silver-based lithium ion is an environmentally friendly alternative to lithium, which has a high melting point, which causes it to leach away lithium, a heavy metal, and lead.
It also has a higher electrical resistance than lithium, making it easier to heat.
The silver ion is the second largest battery in the world, behind only the lithium-ion cell.
But it has the disadvantage of being very expensive to produce.
The cost of producing the batteries is set to increase, with an upcoming test showing that a single silver ion can store a power of about 1.6Wh/ kilowatt-hour, which puts it at about 20% more efficient than current lithium-based batteries.