Use of this anode material will boost battery capacity initially by about 20 percent and eventually by 40 percent or better. What’s more, explains Yushin, it allows the anode to be reduced in thickness by up to 67 percent, which in turn may permit the battery to be charged as much as nine times as fast.
One such company, California-based Sila Nanotechnologies, aims to have its technology in over a million electric vehicle (EVs) batteries by the middle of the next decade, Chief Executive Gene Berdichevsky said in an interview.
These innovators should take comfort in knowing that past Forbes 30 Under 30 finalists have taken their battery tech all the way to commercialization. Gene Berdichevsky, who made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2012, launched Sila Nanotechnologies to develop a “black magic powder” additive for lithium ion batteries that he says will boost performance by 40%. Sila has raised $125 million so far. Read more about him in this Forbes story.
Silicon anode batteries are coming, and with them, a boost in battery life for anything that uses them. – Popular Mechanics
Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics Lithium batteries are about to get a whole lot more powerful. Or cheaper, smaller, and maybe quicker to charge—take your pick. Next year, a company called Sila Nanotechnologies is rolling out its new silicon anode batteries, which replace the graphite in today’s batteries with precisely engineered (and tiny) silicon particles. Read […]
Henry Sanderson, Financial Times US battery start-up Sila Nanotechnologies, which has a partnership with BMW, has raised $70m in funding from investors including Siemens’ venture firm Next47 and Japan’s ATL. The funding round was led by Sutter Hill Ventures and brings the total raised by the California- based company to $125m. Sila has developed a […]
Alex Knapp, Forbes Sila Nanotechnologies has all the trappings of a typical Bay Area startup: An open floor plan, conference rooms named for Atari games, healthy snacks in the kitchen. Two Portuguese water dogs, Ångström and Lumen, rule the boss’s office. Walk through the entrance and open the door, however, and you won’t find racks […]