Awesom Energy developed a breakthrough rechargeable fluoride class of solid-state battery technology

Awesom Energy B.V. has successfully developed a fluoride class of rechargeable batteries for high temperature and high-pressure environments that can be found in oil and gas, geothermal and other industries. Awesom Energy current focus is to deliver the third generation of batteries with an increased energy density and power. These solid-state batteries can easily withstand high temperatures and other hazardous environmental conditions because all materials used in a cell are solid. Solid-state, as the name implies, uses a solid material to enable transport of ions in a battery. The benefits of this material system include the following: Safety – the solid electrolyte is non-volatile with better heat tolerance, which prevents catastrophic failure unlike when using Li-ion cells; Increased energy density – higher energy density allows for smaller and lighter devices. The energy density of fluoride class batteries is several times higher than of any currently available  Li-ion cells, which allows the cells to be recharged in less than 3 minutes; Simpler packaging and lower cost – with Awesom solid-state technology, engineers are less concerned with high battery temperatures and can potentially remove cooling systems entirely, which results in significant reduction in weight, package and associated materials and shipping costs.

The company was founded by Dmitriy Grigoryev and co-founded by Vladimir Savanovich in 2015 with a goal of solving the energy saving challenge of humanity. The technology must be green, safe and sufficient for all kinds of use.

Dmitriy Grigoryev is a hi-tech visioner and entrepreneur, who dedicated his life for solving various technological problems faced by humanity today. He started his career as a business consultant in major consulting companies in London and Europe. He served as a C-level executive in major oil & gas companies. He is a world-class energy expert and a partner of a fund focused on Hydrogen power technology development with massive investments in dozens of hydrogen energy technology companies.

Vladimir Savanovich is a physics scientist, a highly experienced business leader, and high-tech and biotech entrepreneur/early-stage investor, who dedicated his life to commercializing science-based technologies for the benefit of humanity.

A solid-state battery consists of both solid electrolytes and electrodes. These materials are good conductors of electricity which significantly improves the battery’s performance. The high ionic conductivity of the battery reduces internal resistance and provides for high power densities. However, high electronic resistance reduces its self-discharge rate and results in a significantly improved charge retention. Fluoride-based metal ceramic materials can be readily molded into a thin film that materially improves the overall capability of the system. Advanced materials and technology used in the solid-state battery have significantly increased the reliability and performance of the battery systems. As a result, solid-state batteries based on fluorides are capable of storing much more energy and are highly efficient compared to conventional batteries.

Prospective Li-metal cells in a standard battery package level can potentially deliver 250 Wh/kg or 750 Wh/L. A number of companies, including Sila, Enovix, Enevate, and Angstrom Materials, are currently trying to build a higher capacity anode using silicon, which can, theoretically, store 25 times as many lithium ions as a similarly sized graphite anode and promising to have 500 Wh/L. Awesom Energy has an all-solid-state battery and delivers at least twice as much power and energy as our closest competitor, which claims to soon deliver 1400 Wh/L.

Awesom Energy has selected a simple product – a PowerCard that potentially can be integrated to be used with any smartphone or any other device that uses rechargeable Li-ion batteries today. Potentially, PowerCard can be used together or can simply replace an internal battery of a smartphone. This market niche can be estimated at above 100 bln. USD per annum.

Awesom Energy fluoride-based cell technology has one very specific technical aspect – the energy density and power of the cells grows exponentially with the temperature. It simply means that its batteries are not only completely safe, but they perform better under higher temperatures. As such, Awesom Physical Vapor Deposition technology (PVD)  allows to introduce cells with much thinner stacks, allowing to reach technically superior characteristics in terms of energy density. Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is a technology where a material is evaporated and condensed to form a thin film coating over an object (substrate). In general, coatings consist of metals or ceramics. PVD is an eco-friendly technology in contrast to chemical and galvanic surface treatment methods. It is clean and dry, with no hazardous materials involved, and does not generate chemical waste or water pollution. Green PVD coatings address controversial use of cyanide in plating baths for noble metals, and the use of hexavalent chromium for plating on plastic. The PVD method conforms to all environmental legislation requirements and does not require environmental licenses. The production of battery cells is based on Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) technology where fluoride materials are being coated to a rotating substrate. Finally, the PowerCard cost will be less than 5 USD.

Awesom Power team belives in the bright future of the electrical handheld devices, vehicles and big power storage with Awesom technology inside.

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