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WATCH: Behind the Curtain at Sakuu
Munro Live team tours Sakuu’s facilities, unveiling innovations in battery manufacturing technologies and 3D printing.
Sandy Munro is an automotive industry veteran known for his teardown benchmarkings, and reverse engineering. Sandy and Arwed Niestroj – SVP of E-mobility and product at Sakuu – talk 3D printing, lithium-metal battery chemistry, and commercial scaling.
Sakuu’s Li-Metal Battery Cell Performance Accelerates Trans- formation of Modern-Day Battery Manufacturing
Sakuu shares momentum in its licensable Cypress™ Li-Metal battery cell chemistry, as well as Kavian, its additive manufacturing platform. Among other milestones, Sakuu is thrilled to report that the Cypress Li-Metal pouch cells are achieving 950 Watt hours per liter of active area.
Sakuu Technology Presented at BEVA USA Conference
Arwed Niestroj, SVP of Product at Sakuu, presented at BEVA (Battery Electric Vehicle) conference in Detroit, Michigan, June 20-21, 2023. Arwed's presentation focused on Sakuu’s innovations for achieving next-level battery pack density and integrating custom, 3D printed high-energy batteries in EV architecture.
Sakuu Debuts High Energy Li-Metal Cypress™ Battery Cell Chemistry for Manufacturing License
Sakuu announces its safer, high energy, high power density Li-Metal Cypress™ cell chemistry for manufacturing licensing. Lithium-metal battery chemistries produce increased energy density and additional performance benefits, but typically present development challenges due to high reactivity. However Cypress has solved these issues through novel electrochemistry, making lithium-metal chemistry ready for scalable production.
Sakuu Collaborates with Livent on Application of LIOVIX® Printable Lithium Formulation for Next-Generation Printed Batteries
Sakuu is collaborating with Livent Corporation (“Livent”; NYSE: LTHM) under an existing joint development agreement (“JDA”) for the use of Livent’s proprietary LIOVIX® printable lithium formulation in Sakuu’s battery 3D printing process. The LIOVIX® platform includes applications for pre-lithiation and lithium metal anode manufacturing.
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Sakuu as Featured in “This startup can 3D print a battery into any shape you want: Its solid-state batteries may be the holy grail of the industry.”
Published in Fast Company, Adele Peters' feature: 'This startup can 3D print a battery into any shape you want: Its solid-state batteries may be the holy grail of the industry.'
Arwed Niestroj, SVP E-Mobility and Product
Arwed brings a deep, rich, and impressive history in automotive leadership and innovation to his current role accelerating Sakuu’s rapid advancement in the e-mobility and battery sectors with their pioneering 3D printed battery program and battery chemistries.
Sakuu Completes Follow-on Financing Advancing Toward Full Commercialization and Volume Production of Solid-State Batteries in 2022
Sakuu announced a follow-on financing round bringing total funds raised to date to $62M. This funding bolsters the company’s ability to commercialize its first-generation solid-state batteries.
Sakuu Announces Start of Pilot Facility for Solid-State Batteries
Sakuu announced the commencement of its pilot line and learning center. Sakuu’s pilot line will have the capability to produce up to 2.5 MWh per year of solid-state batteries and in the future will also serve as a customer learning center for its advanced additive manufacturing platform.
Sakuu Develops 3Ah Lithium Metal Solid-state Battery that Offers Improved Energy Performance over Market’s Existing Options
Sakuu has announced that it has developed a new safe 3Ah lithium-metal, 30 sub-cell, solid-state battery that could deliver even greater energy performance than current lithium-ion batteries by up to 25% in future.