Inventus Power Joins Soteria Battery Innovation Group
Inventus Power reported that it joined the Soteria Battery Innovation Group, a consortium of companies representing an ecosystem of developers and users of energy storage technology for a broad range of markets. Soteria's separator (see image above) and current collector technologies aid in preventing an internal cell short circuit from escalating into thermal runaway. This technology is just one example of new safety innovations that the consortium wants to promote.
Inventus Power offers standard and custom battery pack designs and intrinsically safe technologies including supercapacitors and lithium, lithium-ion, NiMH, NiCad, solid-state, and sealed lead-acid batteries. (See image below).
"As the energy density of lithium-ion batteries has increased, there has also been an increase in companies and industries that are adopting li-ion battery technology. Along with this increase in adoption rate, there have been seemingly daily announcements of safety incidents concerning li-ion batteries across various markets/applications," Chris Turner, CTO of Inventus Power said. "As the global leader in advanced battery systems, we have a long-standing history of developing safe, high-quality and reliable power solutions for wide range of markets. Inventus Power supports the continued development of new safety technologies at the cell, battery pack and device level and we believe that the BIG consortium's mission of zero lithium-ion battery-related safety events can be realized."
"Inventus brings significant expertise to help our other consortium members integrate the Soteria architecture into battery packs adapted to specific applications and markets. We look forward to working closely together to optimize safety, weight and cost improvements for its customers' and our consortium members' benefits," Brian Morin, CEO of Soteria BIG commented.
Both Soteria BIG and Inventus Power will exhibit their products and technologies at the International Battery Seminar in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on March 25-28. Soteria is also holding its second member meeting on March 25th in which Mr. Turner will meet representatives from NASA, Mercedes-Benz, NIO, and Motorola Solutions for an end-user panel discussion of the technology.