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Inside Nuvvon’s Unique Solid-State Battery

Discover how Nuvvon’s innovative solid electrolyte technology enables safer, high-performance batteries for a more sustainable future.

Maria Guerra, Senior Editor-Battery Technology

November 29, 2023

2 Min Read
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In the energy storage world, solid-state batteries have long been proclaimed as the next frontier in energy storage, offering a safer, more energy-dense, and cost-effective alternative to traditional lithium-ion batteries. Safety concerns have been a significant hurdle in the battery industry, with incidents of overheating and fires associated with lithium-ion batteries. Nuvvon—a developer of next-generation energy storage—is developing a solid polymer electrolyte technology that promises to address critical challenges that have stalled the widespread adoption of solid-state batteries.

The Solid State Battery Global Market Report 2023, published by The Business Research Company, states that the market size of solid-state batteries is expected to grow to $2.41B in 2027 at a CAGR of 48.8%. The report also recognizes Nuvvon as a top-ten competitor in the sector, highlighting its position as a key player in the advancing field of solid-state battery technology. Nuvvon asserts that its technology can address specific challenges associated with lithium-ion batteries, notably by eliminating the necessity for external cooling or heating systems. Let's delve into the details of Nuvvon's solid polymer electrolyte.

Nuvvon’s breakthrough technology

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The company's novel solid polymer electrolyte enables solid-state pouch cells to operate seamlessly across a wide temperature range, debunking the misconception that solid polymer electrolytes exhibit poor ionic conductivity at room temperature. Nuvvon’s solid polymer electrolytes are compatible with lithium metal anodes and high-voltage cathodes. 

With an ionic conductivity of 2.210-4 S/cm at 32°F (0°C), 4.610-3 S/cm at 77°F (25°C), and 6.6*10-3 S/cm at 176°F (80°C), Nuvvon's solid polymer electrolytes—completely dry and not requiring the addition of ceramic materials—allegedly showcase high performance even in challenging conditions such as withstanding temperatures of 212°F (100°C) without mechanical degradation, making them ideal for a wide range of applications.

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Nuvvon’s technology applications

The unique polymer technology could be used within high-power density and demanding applications such as consumer electronics, electric vehicles (EVs), electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircrafts, mining equipment, railroad, marine, heavy-duty trucks, power tools, and fast DC chargers.

Nuvvon is collaborating with Rutgers EcoComplex-Clean Energy Innovative Center to develop a sustainable offshore wind supply chain. The technology offered by Nuvvon plays a pivotal role in storing energy generated from wind sources, addressing the intermittent nature of renewable energy, and underscoring the company's commitment to driving innovation in the renewable energy sector.

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The possibility of seamless integration of solid-state batteries into diverse sectors, from consumer electronics to electric vehicles and renewable energy, indicates a pivotal advancement, potentially reshaping how we approach and optimize energy consumption. Solid-state battery technology has the potential to make energy storage safer, more reliable, more efficient, and more sustainable.

About the Author(s)

Maria Guerra

Senior Editor-Battery Technology, Informa Markets Engineering

Battery Technology Senior Editor Maria L. Guerra is an electrical engineer with a background in Oil & Gas consulting and experience as a Power/Analog Editor for Electronic Design.  Maria graduated from NYU Tandon School of Engineering with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE). She combines her technical expertise with her knack for writing. 

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