What makes Amionx different?

With the proliferation of lithium-ion battery technology and an associated growth in dangerous battery related incidents, techniques for improving the safety of lithium-ion batteries have focused on the outside in. Although robust battery management systems, hardened shells, and fire retardant chemicals do improve safety, they do not eliminate lithium-ion batteries from being the source of fire or explosion. And importantly, these existing techniques often add significant weight and expense.

Amionx is focused on safety from the core of the battery outward and works even when other safety measure fail.

The video above is a side-by-side demonstration of a typical lithium-ion battery versus one equipped with Amionx SafeCore. Both batteries were charged to 12 volts (at a IC/3 Amp charge rate) until either the cell caught fire or failed safely.

Where could it be applied?

Amionx SafeCore can be implemented across all lithium-ion batteries, and is applicable to other chemistries as well as solid state. The use of SafeCore requires no incremental capital cost and virtually no increase to the bill of materials for lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are widely used in consumer electronics (cell phones, tablets, laptops) automotive (EV) and marine, power packs (power tools) and energy storage (electric grid storage, commercial storage and home storage). Amionx SafeCore will open new use cases for lithium-ion batteries current limited by safety concerns. SafeCore will remove the design constraints faced today due to safety.

The key benefits of Amionx Safecore are:

  • Virtually no increase to the bill of materials for lithium-ion batteries
  • No incremental capital cost
  • Longer lifetime of battery
  • Longer shelf life of battery
  • Maintains attractive qualities of lithium-ion batteries such as energy density
  • Opens or expands new market opportunities for greater use of lithium-ion batteries that are currently limited by safety concerns including electric vehicles or power storage applications
  • Allows for design of smaller and lighter battery systems
  • Applicable to other chemistries as well as solid state