An adaptable battery platform offers significant advantages.
Gelion’s unique battery technologies possess the flexibility to accommodate most conventional battery form-factors and electrolyte combinations. This ranges from all liquid, to hybrid liquid/gelated configurations and innovative all-gel electrolytes and electrodes.
The hybrid electrolytes and electrodes are Gelion’s initial focus for release to market. They possess the mechanical strength and containment of a solid with ionic conduction closer to that of a fully liquid system. This allows for safe, durable batteries with high performance metrics.
This flexibility in design allows Gelion’s technology platform to be adapted to various energy storage applications and markets.
Affordable components enable mass production.
Gelion’s redox materials, Zinc and Bromine, are inexpensive and globally well distributed, whereas expensive and geographically constrained lithium and cobalt supplies are among the major roadblocks, holding back the pervasive switch to a battery-powered world.
Safe and flexible components provide battery confidence.
Gelion’s flexible gels prevent mechanical stress on the electrodes that often results in degradation for other technologies. These internal stresses are induced through electrode volume changes that occur during normal charge/discharge cycling and external deformation.
Not only is the gel non-flammable, but it is proven within a lab setting to be fire retardant – a huge advantage over most current lithium ion batteries. Additionally, any Bromine is chemically bound within the electrodes, preventing the potential for release.
Innovation – technology that is transformative
Gelion has developed a unique battery technology platform that can be specifically adapted to the performance requirements of the application. Gelion does this by combining the advantages of gels, ionic liquids and innovative additives to create novel electrodes and electrolytes. This has enabled the stable operation of the Zinc-Bromine chemistry in a conventional non-flow battery format, a feat that Gelion aims to translate to other chemistries.
The breakthrough we need? A battery technology that offers adaptable scalability.