BroadBit develops revolutionary new batteries to power the future green economy
BroadBit Batteries has installed and qualified a new cathode pilot production process that is exceptionally low cost and environmentally friendly. The pilot process can produce a constant thickness of cathodes over one meter in length. Uniquely, it does not use slurries, heating ovens, complex ventilation or any of the traditional high cost and energy-intensive manufacturing steps used in the traditional lithium-ion cathode manufacturing process. This reduces energy use, space and CapEx (Capital Expenditure) costs and eliminates the environmental and safety problems associated with traditional toxic and combustible slurry components.
This new process revolutionises cathode production. By qualifying this pilot process, we have been able to confirm its economic and environmental benefits and paved the way for sustainable mass production of battery components for a wide range of battery types. This is the kind of combined ecological and economic innovation that we pride ourselves on, here at BroadBit.
David Brown, CEO of BroadBit
BroadBit is happy to offer cathode production services for third parties interested in lowering their costs and reducing their environmental footprint.
Revolutionary sodium-based green battery technology
BroadBit, one of the start-ups supported by EIT RawMaterials Booster, is a technology company developing revolutionary new batteries using novel sodium-based chemistries to power the future green economy. The start-up has already made high-performance lab samples and are now commercialising the technology for next-generation electric vehicles, portable electronics, starters and grid energy storage. BroadBit batteries enable increased range/use time, longer lifetime, reduced cost, improved environmental friendliness, improved robustness, and scalability to any production volume. The batteries are based on metallic sodium and other widely available and plentiful compounds. The primary active material is sodium chloride (NaCl), also known as table salt. BroadBit is also developing a high power capable battery electrolyte.