The Awards Continue for Gelion’s Breakthrough Battery Technology

Last month Gelion’s Founding Chairman, Professor Thomas Maschmeyer, was awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Science, recognising his work in helping to translate fundamental research into two pioneering technologies, including Gelion’s revolutionary zinc-bromide gel batteries.

Today it was announced that Professor Maschmeyer’s work has again been recognised, this time through the University of Sydney (USYD) receiving the inaugural Australian Financial Review (AFR) Higher Education Award-Sustainability for supporting his game-changing innovations, including Gelion’s  smart solar light bench prototypes rolled out recently on campus.

* Please note: Correction to quote from AFR article:
“Lead acid batteries can leak, releasing sulphuric acid. And lithium ion batteries can overheat and catch fire. Gelion batteries will not start a fire and are highly heat-resistant,” Professor Maschmeyer says.


The AFR Award recognizes USYD’s support of Licella Holdings and Gelion Technologies, both companies Professor Maschmeyer co-founded.

Congratulations to the entire Gelion team for having our innovative and award-winning battery technology recognised again at the highest level.

Despite the effects of COVID-19, battery storage is being rolled out globally at an unprecedented rate. As we look to 2021, our technology, our strategy and our prospects have never looked better.

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