Innovative Battery Technology
Incumbent Li-ion technology is reaching physical limits of specific energy after years of development, and the future electrification of transportation will rely on significant increases in specific energy and safety with dramatic reductions in cost. NexTech’s Li-S technology has the potential to more than double the Wh/kg of incumbent Li-ion technology, while providing unparalleled safety and cost advantages. Our Li-S chemistry does not exhibit thermal runaway, unlike Li-ion, even under catastrophic abuse tests such as short-circuit, puncture, and bullet impacts. Our technology also does not rely on expensive strategic metals, such as cobalt, but rather uses inexpensive and abundant sulfur as the active material. Our continuously increasing patent portfolio covers all areas of cell technology, such as solid-state electrolytes for optimal cycle life and enhanced safety and cathode architecture for unparalleled specific energy (Wh/kg).