Sion Power plans to begin production of its Licerion lithium metal battery in late 2018 from its Tucson facility. Sion says Licerion technology will offer specific energy of 500 Wh/kg, energy density of 1,000 Wh/L, and a lifetime of 450 cycles.
Licerion technology, a product of Sion’s technical collaboration with BASF, covers a wide range of chemistries designed to perform with sulfur-based and lithium-ion-based cathodes. All Licerion products incorporate Sion Power’s protected lithium metal anodes, unique electrolyte formulations and engineered cathodes.
Each Licerion cell has dimensions of 10x10x1 cm, and a capacity of 20 Ah. At the core of Licerion technology is a protected metallic lithium thin film anode, which is paired with a traditional lithium-ion intercalation cathode.
“Over the last decade, Sion Power and our research partner BASF have strategically focused on meticulous research and development of a next-generation lithium battery,” said Tracy Kelley, CEO of Sion Power. “We are on track to deliver product to a select group of partners by the end of 2018.”