Electrovaya Gets $3.2 Million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada

August 06, 2013 by Jeff Shepard

Electrovaya Inc. announced a $3.2 million (CDN) additional contribution from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) in support of further automation of its manufacturing processes and development of its the next generation battery management system for Electrovaya's proprietary Lithium Ion SuperPolymer 2.0 batteries. This work is to be completed by 2014.

Electrovaya was awarded $5 million in 2009 to develop its advanced high-energy density Lithium Ion SuperPolymer battery packs for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. It has developed and tested plug-in hybrid electric battery systems for clean transportation customers in North America and China and recently announced it was developing a battery system for the world's first electric cable ferry, located in Norway. Electrovaya's battery packs are produced through a unique zero-emission cell manufacturing process that uses no toxic solvents.

"Lithium ion batteries are proving to be the most promising technology platform for achieving an electric vehicle alternative - and Electrovaya's are one of the most innovative options available," said Vicky Sharpe, President and CEO of SDTC. "Electrovaya has created jobs right here in Ontario while reaching overseas to establish a market presence as far as China and India. This is truly an example of how Cleantech can power the Canadian economy, building jobs and export opportunities while reducing impacts on the environment."

"Electrovaya is very pleased to partner with SDTC for advanced battery solutions that feature both Electrovaya's proprietary Lithium Ion SuperPolymer 2.0 battery technology and its unique zero-emission manufacturing process," remarked Dr. Sankar DasGupta, Electrovaya's CEO and founder. "The strategic support of SDTC is an integral part of Electrovaya's development of advanced battery solutions for clean transportation, and stationary grid applications."