Sakuu Debuts High Energy Li-Metal Cypress™ Battery Cell Chemistry for Manufacturing License
Innovative Li-Metal chemistry delivers high energy density, high power density, with a focus on safety
Proprietary structure developed for 3D-printing compatibility boosts Li-Metal cell scalability and enables more efficient packaging
Sakuu Cypress is now available to all innovative battery manufacturers interested in licensing this revolutionary battery technology for today’s roll-to-roll manufacturing
SAN JOSE, CA—(May 22, 2023)— Sakuu Corporation (“Sakuu”), a transformative additive manufacturing and battery technology company, and creator of the disruptive Kavian™ platform solution for the commercial-scale production of next-generation batteries and other complex active devices, is today launching its safer, high energy, high power density Li-Metal Cypress™ cell chemistry for manufacturing licensing.
“Our proprietary lithium-metal battery chemistry delivers key cell performance and safety attributes that enable a new paradigm in battery manufacturing and energy storage,” said Sakuu Founder and CEO Robert Bagheri. “We are pleased to launch our Cypress cell chemistry for licensing to today’s battery manufacturers, using roll-to-roll manufacturing technology. We at Sakuu are excited to enable the acceleration of electrification for mobility and other markets.”
Cypress Performance Characteristics
Sakuu’s Cypress cell chemistry is now complete and ready for market. Cypress delivers a combination of impressive performance characteristics for innovative battery manufacturers, notably:
- High power: 8C pulse discharge, 3C continuous discharge
- Energy density: 750+ Wh/l
Industry-standard certification procedures are underway for Sakuu’s Cypress cell chemistry product including UN38.3 testing. Samples of our 5Ah pouch cells are available from Sakuu’s Silicon Valley battery pilot line facility.
Proprietary Li-Metal Electrochemistry Makes Cells Scalable and Safe
“Lithium-metal battery chemistries produce increased energy density and additional performance benefits, but typically present development challenges due to high reactivity,” said Sakuu Senior Vice President Arwed Niestroj, a veteran within the automotive industry. “With Cypress, Sakuu has solved these issues through novel electrochemistry, making lithium-metal chemistry ready for scalable production. The compatibility with 3D-printing will further enhance the effective use of battery packaging volume with new and unique approaches to thermal management. Li-Metal cells have advantages that Sakuu has made attainable, scalable, and safe. Manufacturers can now license this technology.”
This year, Sakuu has announced several notable achievements in battery innovation, including the first fully functional 3D printed lithium-metal battery, the first 3D printed patterned lithium-metal anode, and the first 3D printed lithium-metal battery in a custom form factor.
Sakuu is the creator of the Kavian™ platform a transformative additive manufacturing approach for commercial-scale production of batteries and other complex active devices by its partners. Additionally, Sakuu is licensing its proprietary battery chemistry to enable partners to produce batteries with significant performance and safety advantages. Initial efforts will focus on using our Kavian™ platform to print a range of next-generation batteries—from lithium metal to all-solid-state—that can help reduce society's reliance on fossil fuels. Founded in 2016, Sakuu operates two facilities in Silicon Valley, California, where it is headquartered: an innovative battery pilot line facility, and an additive manufacturing engineering facility. To learn more about Sakuu’s advancements towards and dedication to a safer, more sustainable electrified future, please visit our website: Sakuu.com.
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