Creating the next generation of battery technology
Proving the potential of LiNa’s innovative technology
LiNa Energy (LiNa), a Lancaster-based SME, and Lancaster University have worked with CPI to develop LiNa’s novel sodium-nickel-chloride (Na-Ni-Cl) battery technology.
As an alternative to the widespread, and limited, lithium-cobalt ion (Li-ion) battery technology, LiNa’s innovative Na-Ni-Cl battery is a cheaper, more efficient, better-performing, and safer method of energy storage. With further development this technology could help to transform the electric car and power grid industries and play a leading role in reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
LiNa, a business spin-out from Lancaster University commercialising battery technology, collaborated with CPI to utilise its cutting-edge expertise in battery technology, state-of-the-art facilities, and strong track record to demonstrate the proof-of-concept of this novel battery chemistry. In confirming the Na-Ni-Cl battery technology’s low-cost scalability, LiNa is realising its aim of bringing this next-generation battery technology to market.
An input is a unique capability, service or method of support that was provided, such as equipment or expertise.
- Expertise in battery technology
- State-of-the-art facilities
- Innovate UK Funding
An output is the result of the work, such as an experimental finding, an actual product or a pilot demonstrator.
- Investigation of processing methods
- Successful proof of concept
- Proven large-scale & low-cost manufacturing
- Na-Ni-Cl battery proved successful in operation
An outcome arises from implementing the outputs, for example, a profit, an investment, providing jobs or delivering societal benefits. Outcomes continue once an innovation has been implemented and deliver benefit every year.
- Advancement of Na-Ni-Cl battery technology
- A prestigious £1m UK grant secured and closure of a significant capital raise
- Continued collaboration of LiNa and CPI with the submission of a grant application for development funding
- Demonstration of Na-Ni-Cl battery technology’s enormous potential to decarbonise automotive transport and provide efficient and effective energy storage solutions