OXIS, Steatite team for Lithium Sulfur batteries
OXIS Energy and Steatite have teamed to enhance the development of Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) battery systems under an agreement announced on 11 October.
Together the companies will combine their expertise to develop Li-S rechargeable battery systems with advanced communications for a range of applications in the defence, oceanographic and energy industries, including unmanned vehicles. They will also work on Li-S solar battery storage systems that utilise photovoltaic cell technology.
For the downhole oil and gas industries the companies will aim to identify suitable partners using OXIS technology for use in Steatite battery systems.
Huw Hampson-Jones, CEO, OXIS Energy, said: 'We are extremely proud of being at the forefront of developing Li-S battery technology but the agreement we have reached with Steatite allows us to combine our strengths in a way that will significantly intensify their further development.
'Their expertise in oil & gas, transportation and security will allow us to deploy our Li-S cell technology into sectors where safety, lightweight systems and reliable energy performance are key requirements for their customers. We are keen to support the company in growing its battery systems business in the UK and overseas.'
Paul Edwards, battery manager, Steatite, added: 'Steatite has established an enviable reputation for building high quality battery packs used in the most demanding applications. Our association with the world's leading lithium cell manufacturers and knowledge of the battery industry will continue to improve with our association with OXIS Energy. Li-S is a game-changing technology offering significant technical and commercial advantages in applications using rechargeable lithium technology. We are delighted to partner with OXIS Energy at the forefront of this development.'
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