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Sakuu’s Li-Metal Cypress battery cell chemistry now available for manufacturing license

Characteristics include 8C pulse discharge and 3C continuous discharge, and an energy density of 750+ Wh/l

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Sakuu Corporation, a transformative additive manufacturing and battery technology company, and creator of the disruptive Kavian platform solution for the commercial-scale production of next-generation batteries and other complex active devices, has now launched its safer, high energy, high power density Li-Metal Cypress cell chemistry for manufacturing licensing.

“Our proprietary lithium-metal battery chemistry delivers key cell performance and safety attributes that enable a new paradigm in battery manufacturing and energy storage,” said Robert Bagheri, Founder and CEO of Sakuu. “We are pleased to launch our Cypress cell chemistry for licensing to today’s battery manufacturers, using roll-to-roll manufacturing technology. We at Sakuu are excited to enable the acceleration of electrification for mobility and other markets.”

Cypress performance characteristics

Sakuu’s Cypress cell chemistry is now complete and ready for market. It delivers a combination of impressive performance characteristics for innovative battery manufacturers, including high power (8C pulse discharge, 3C continuous discharge), and an energy density of 750+ Wh/l.

Industry-standard certification procedures are underway for Sakuu’s Cypress cell chemistry product including UN/UL testing. Samples of Sakuu’s 5Ah pouch cells are available from the company’s Silicon Valley battery pilot line facility.

Proprietary Li-Metal electrochemistry

“Lithium-metal battery chemistries produce increased energy density and additional performance benefits, but typically present development challenges due to high reactivity,” said Arwed Niestroj, Senior Vice President of Sakuu and a veteran within the automotive industry. “With Cypress, Sakuu has solved these issues through novel electrochemistry, making lithium-metal chemistry ready for scalable production. The compatibility with 3D printing will further enhance the effective use of battery packaging volume with new and unique approaches to thermal management. Li-Metal cells have advantages that Sakuu has made attainable, scalable, and safe. Manufacturers can now license this technology.”

This year, Sakuu announced several notable achievements in battery innovation, including the first fully functional 3D printed lithium-metal battery, the first 3D printed patterned lithium-metal anode, and the first 3D printed lithium-metal battery in a custom form factor.

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