Chinese Team to Tackle Battery Development

July 28, 2014 by Jeff Shepard

China BAK Battery, Inc. announced today that it has reached a strategic cooperation agreement with Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences (DICP). Under the agreement, the two parties will jointly research and develop the next-generation key technologies and materials in power battery with an aim to produce the most powerful battery worldwide. In addition, CBAK and DICP will join hands in training technical talents in China's power battery industry so as to further promote the industrial development.

With CBAK's strengths in the power battery sector and DICP's leading technology in advanced rechargeable battery and key materials, the two parties will cooperate in the R&D of next-generation power battery manufacturing technologies with new battery materials, from lab scale tests, pilot scale tests to industrial tests, and related special preparation techniques. In addition, CBAK and DICP will also cooperate in training graduate and post-doctoral students and co-build a graduate practice base, which will provide talent and technical support towards enhancing China's international competitiveness in the power battery industry.

With China's improving support for new energy vehicles, an explosive and continued growth is expected in the new energy vehicle market. The lithium battery industry, as the battery components of new energy vehicles, has thus been elevated to a strategic height. The R&D of next-generation advanced lithium battery and its key materials – characterized by high energy density, high security, long-lasting life, and low cost – as well as the training of related technical talents, have become a major demand in the development of advanced electric vehicles in China.

"Technology drives industrial development, which is CBAK's core concept in business development. CBAK has been attaching great importance to R&D, and has trained a group of top battery technology experts in China. In the meantime, it has also reached in-depth cooperative relationships with a number of Chinese top research institutes. The alliance with the Chinese Academy of Sciences is an important milestone in the development of the company, and is sure to help CBAK become the world's most remarkable power battery solution provider," said Dr. Jian Lin, Chief Technical Officer of CBAK.

"The ultimate aim of technological R&D is to serve industrial progress. The cooperation between CBAK and DICP in aggregating and training technologically innovative talents in the field of power battery materials will help further develop key technologies and materials of power battery, effectively break through the bottleneck of the industry, and promote the development of the electric vehicle industry," said Mr. Baolian Yi, academician of DICP.