Sakti3 is commercializing a breakthrough, high performance, low cost and intrinsically safe solid-state battery technology.
ANN ARBOR, Mich.– March 13, 2014 – Sakti3, Inc., an award-winning U.S. innovator in solid state energy storage, has become an affiliate to the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR). Possible areas of collaboration include simulations and prototyping of materials for Sakti3 solid state batteries.
JCESR, led by Argonne National Laboratory, is a major research partnership that combines the research and development capabilities of five national laboratories with four private sector partners and five research universities. Sakti3 will join its affiliate program, cooperating with JCESR to develop energy storage technologies that go beyond lithium-ion-based technologies for transportation and large-scale energy applications.
Sakti3 is commercializing a breakthrough, high performance, low cost and intrinsically safe solid-state battery technology. The materials, device designs and manufacturing methodologies were selected and optimized using advanced computational modeling, and lockstep, small-scale prototyping. The company is now scaling its prototypes in pilot production.
"We are pleased to add Sakti3 as a JCESR affiliate," said George Crabtree, Director of JCESR. "We feel confident that the strong team at Sakti3 will be a tremendous asset to JCESR, helping us to meet the important goals of the organization."
"JCESR has the potential to develop transformational new technologies in the long term, while utilizing the U.S. infrastructure of universities, startups and labs to speed innovations to market in the near term." said Dr. Ann Marie Sastry, Sakti3's CEO. "We are pleased to contribute to this large, ambitious and multi-institution project."
The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) is a major partnership that integrates researchers from many disciplines to overcome critical scientific and technical barriers and create new breakthrough energy storage technology. Led by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, partners include national leaders in science and engineering from academia, the private sector, and national laboratories. Their combined expertise spans the full range of the technology-development pipeline from basic research to prototype development to product engineering to market delivery. Funding for JCESR is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
Sakti3's background combines cutting edge research and development experience with extensive manufacturing and global execution work, and the senior leadership has over 100 years' collective experience in research, manufacturing, operations, and management of technical organizations.
The company has been recognized for its innovative approaches with several technical and business awards, including recognition as an Energy Innovation Pioneer by CERAWEEK (2014), in MIT's Technology Review as one the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies (2012) and the winner of the World's Top Ten in the Energy Category (2011). Articles about the business have also appeared in Inc. (cover, November 2009), Time, Automotive Engineering, the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR and other media.