Adden Energy has developed a breakthrough, (mechanically-constrained) solid-state battery solution that outperforms the liquid Lithium-ion batteries used currently in vehicle electrification. Adden’s battery solution allows for quick, daily recharging, safe energy storage, and long battery life, solving key barriers to greater adoption of electric vehicles.
Solid-state batteries use a solid, rather than a liquid, electrolyte solution, which eliminates the risk of explosion or fire, as well as the need for safety components. That allows more space for active materials. As a result, solid-state batteries are lighter, have more energy density, offer more range, and recharge faster.
Adden’s solid-state battery allows for charging in under 15 minutes, and 10,000 battery cycles (or charges) over the battery’s lifetime. In contrast, today’s EV batteries typically require a 10-hour charge and last for less than 5,000 cycles. Funds from the Catalyst and other grant programs helped the Harvard spinout develop its core technology. The company is now raising a Seed round to prove commercial feasibility. Read more.