Published on August 25th, 2016 | by James Ayre1
Electrovaya’s Litarion Introduces LC-44 — New Higher-Energy-Density 44Ah Lithium-Ion Battery Cell
The lithium-ion battery company Electrovaya, along with its wholly owned subsidiary Litarion, has introduced a new, higher-energy-density 44Ah lithium-ion battery cell, the LITACELL LC-44, according to a new press release from the company.
The new LITACELL LC-44 builds on the earlier 40 Ah LITACELL LC-40, utilizing the same geometry. The new offering is now available worldwide to OEMs and battery pack integrators, with deliveries beginning sometime this quarter (Quarter 4, Financial Year 2016).
The press release explains why the release is notable: “The LITACELL LC-44 features an unparalleled combination of safety, cycle life and cost. It promises extraordinary cycle and calendar life (up to 9000 cycles at 1C charge and 1C discharge at 100% Depth of Discharge), unique safety properties due to the unparalleled stability of SEPARION flexible ceramic separator membrane, stringent quality standards, and excellent pricing options.”
Notably, the LITACELL LC-44 utilizes optimized NMC/graphite-based electrodes for the chemistry.
The Chief Technical Officer at Litarion, Dr. Joerg Reim, commented: “Our strong research team has an exciting program to continuously develop the next generation of lithium-ion cells. The increased energy density of the LC-44 reduces material and other production costs while giving higher energy capacity in the same volume and same geometrical package as the LC-40. Lithium Ion Cells have cost, cycle-life and safety challenges and the LITACELL LC-44 provides the break-through technology to address some of these challenges.”
The Manager of Business Development at Litarion, Dr Pia Kuesgens, commented as well: “LITACELL 44Ah cells are now available to customers in Europe, North America and elsewhere, where the market demands highest safety and lowest holistic cell costs. We believe this technology should become the industry standard for the Electric Mobility and Energy Storage markets.”