Getting CHS Into Next-Gen Batteries: Coretec’s Partnership with Theion
One of the most significant milestones noted in our November 2020 CEO letter was Coretec’s newfound partnership with German battery developer, Theion. Behind the scenes, the Coretec team has been working hard on its promise to get its CHS material technology into the hands of manufacturers in energy-focused applications such as electric vehicles, solar, semiconductor, solid-state lighting, and many more. This strategic partnership with Theion is the answer to that promise.
So, who is Theion, what do they do and why is this partnership so significant? Theion is a battery technology company that plans to be first to market with a new type of battery called the Quasi Solid-State Battery (QSSB). Theion’s QSSBs are next-generation batteries that are set to surpass all liquid electrolyte batteries in the near future. Designed with a CHS-enabled silicon anode, these batteries will deliver on all cylinders without compromise with higher power density by mass and volume, complete charging within minutes and have an increased lifespan with more charge and discharge cycles.
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Coretec will be a key material provider, as CHS will be used in the silicon doping process of the anode and, due to its unique material properties, will be a key process step to enhancing coulombic efficiency. Even more exciting for us, we will also take on the role of development partner, playing an active part in bringing these next-generation QSSBs to life!
Much like our approach, Theion is looking ahead into what consumers will demand of their batteries over the next several years, not just in the immediate future. From there, the Company is creating technology to meet those future needs with next-generation technologies that go beyond current limitations.
This is just the first partnership of many we hope to solidify over the coming months as we get closer to having our CHS technology ready and available for piloting. We’re getting interest and establishing partnerships before CHS is even available which, in our eyes, proves just how valuable this material technology is for energy applications.