Company Now Part of Leading Academic-Industry Collaboration Hub to Develop Non-Lithium-Ion Energy-Storage Technologies to Support America’s Energy Needs.
Anzode is proud to announce a collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin Center for Electrochemistry as an industrial affiliate. The Center provides world-class expertise and facilities for battery research and is a focal point for collaboration between industry and academia. The Center is led by Professor Allen Bard, a recipient of the National Medal of Science, and Professor John Goodenough, the 2019 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry, is among the participating faculty. Industrial partners of the Center include 3M, Asahi Kasei and Shell International.
“The Anzode team has strong collaborative expertise to address energy challenges in the U.S. and around the world,” said Sebastien Belanger, president and CEO of Anzode, Inc. “Anzode is building new generations of inexpensive batteries that are safe and friendlier to the environment. Our patent-pending rechargeable zinc-manganese batteries provide great performance and safety and are significantly less expensive than lithium, making them a viable solution for backup power and energy storage.”
Belanger adds, “Our second-generation technology has properties that would make it ideal for automobiles and other applications where energy density is important. Our industrial affiliate membership with the Center for Electrochemistry will provide Anzode with greater capabilities for design, prototyping and pilot manufacturing, allowing the company to deliver greener and cheaper batteries to customers faster.”
Anzode’s batteries are based on abundant, inexpensive and low-toxicity materials, which translates into a 70% cost advantage when compared to lithium-ion for a given amount of stored energy. Zinc (Zn) has long been considered an ideal battery electrode due to its high power and energy density, low cost, global availability, environmental characteristics and ease of recycling. Similarly, manganese (Mn) is an abundant, safe, inexpensive and widely used element. Anzode’s technology stabilizes both metals and turns them into a fully rechargeable battery.
For more information about Anzode, visit www.anzode.com
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Sebastien Belanger, CEO
On November 18, Anzode CTO Pavel Khokhlov will showcase recent developments in Anzode's rechargeable zinc-manganese battery technology, as part of the NAATBatt Zinc Battery Technology virtual workshop.
Anzode's presentation and discussion will be part of the opening workshop session, "Commercial Developments in Zinc Battery Technology" and will highlight the company's path-breaking research to create market-ready alkaline batteries with water-based, nonflammable electrolyte, nontoxic, and inexpensive electrode materials that can be recharged hundreds of times.
Anzode’s batteries use safe, abundant, easily procured, and inexpensive materials: a 60% cost advantage over lithium-ion batteries and gas generators. In one estimate, Anzode backup power technology could save a 200-store grocery chain $43 million over ten years from discarded perishables and lost profits in a power outage.
In the long-term, with successful commercialization, Anzode batteries may substitute for the majority of the lead-acid battery market globally ($40 billion+ market size in 2019) and constitute up to half of the stationary storage battery market (projected to be $112 billion by 2035).
Another large industry sector that Anzode has strong potential to disrupt is primary alkaline batteries ($25 billion by 2023). Achieving stable performance with high-capacity utilization on improved manganese-based cathodes will also make Anzode’s batteries usable for different EV applications.
Anzode is based out of its state-of-the-art lab facility in San Leandro, California, and was recently awarded a $1.7 million California Energy Commission grant. For more information about Anzode, please visit anzode.com.
NAATBatt International promotes the development and commercialization of electrochemical energy storage technology and the revitalization of advanced battery manufacturing in North America. For more information about NAATBatt and the upcoming Zinc Battery Technology workshop and webinar, please visit naatbatt.org.
Sebastien Belanger, CEO
Company Receives $1.7 Million Grant for Developing Non-Lithium Ion Energy Storage Technologies to Support California’s Clean Energy Goals
SAN LEANDRO, CA – August 18, 2020 – Battery startup Anzode Inc. has received a $1.7 million award for a three-year effort to develop a new generation of non-lithium batteries, as part of the California Energy Commission (CEC) Grant Funding Opportunity “Developing non-Lithium Ion Energy Storage Technologies to Support California’s Clean Energy Goals.” The CEC has awarded almost $11 million for developers of energy storage technologies other than lithium-ion batteries to meet California’s 100% clean energy statutory requirement and the need for a diverse set of longer-duration storage technologies.
“Anzode’s scientists are working hard to address energy challenges in California and beyond,” said Sebastien Belanger, president and CEO of Anzode, Inc. “Anzode is building a generation of inexpensive green batteries that are safer for the environment. Our rechargeable zinc-manganese batteries provide great performance and safety and are much cheaper than lithium, making them a viable solution for backup power and energy storage. Future generations of our technology could even find their way into automobiles. This grant will enable Anzode to accelerate its design, prototyping and manufacturing tests, allowing the company to bring its groundbreaking technology closer to consumers, including those in California.”
Anzode’s batteries use inexpensive materials, which translates into a 70% cost advantage when compared to lithium ion and gas generators for a given amount of energy. Zinc (Zn) has long been considered an ideal battery electrode due to its high power and energy density, low cost, global availability, environmental characteristics and ease of recycling. Similarly, manganese (Mn) is an abundant, safe, inexpensive and widely used element. Anzode’s technology stabilizes both metals and turns them into a fully rechargeable battery.
Of interest is Anzode’s commitment to SB 535, the California law requiring state-funded climate change projects to benefit disadvantaged communities. Anzode is proud to focus on improving public health, quality of life and economic opportunity in California’s low-income and disadvantaged communities while reducing pollution and emissions that lead to climate change.
The company will also work closely with CEC colleagues to ensure optimal business and scientific management of the project.
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Sebastien Belanger, CEO