Seven years ago, a group of academics started investigating the cause of hazardous explosions in batteries, such as those in the Samsung Note 7, as part of their research.
They were some of the first researchers to explore this subject in real-time, and they learned how this phenomena could be harnessed and how it could change the world of energy storage.
In 2018, Addionics was founded by Dr. Moshiel Biton, alongside his fellow researchers Farid Tariq and Vladimir Yufit.
Dr. Biton, Addionics CEO, tells us: “We are developing a new technology that will transform the way we store and deliver energy with a positive effect on the environment. Today, we are accelerating the development and scale-up of our proprietary technology to create the next generation of batteries to power the future.”
Addionics provides specialized improved rechargeable batteries by redesigning their architecture. With a patent-pending 3D metal fabrication method, the technology enhances performance, mileage, safety, charging time and even the cost of batteries.
The start-up says the technology will reduce charging time by 50%, it will raise range by 200% and it will increase battery lifetimes by 200%.
“Our smart 3D structure allows the improvement of technical features of the battery cell such as higher surface area, lower internal resistance, better heat dissipation etc. While all companies that are trying to improve batteries focus on chemistry, we were lucky to take another angle and focus on physics.
“This allows us to achieve significant improvement in battery performances and for any kind of chemistry in the market,” notes Biton.
“EV charging infrastructure will be implemented in every city, every house, parking places, offices…everywhere.”
The Anglo-Israeli start-up, which has offices in London and Tel Aviv, recently raised $6 million to commercialise its 3D battery technology. The figure included a grant from the European Union’s Horizon2020 innovation competition.
“We are going to use those funds to developed our technology, according to our road map,” says Biton; adding they want: “To continue developing our solution so it would soon be implemented in cars and other applications.”
Addionics also says its battery technology can be used consumer electronics, smartphones and laptops, medical devices and aviation and drones.
“Our main focus is on EV, but any battery-powered application can benefit from our technology. All products will enjoy a better performance battery.”
Finally, we asked Dr. Biton how he thinks the EV market charging market will develop over the next decade.
“EVs won’t suffer from limitation as they have today (range, charging time etc) and most of the cars will be electrically powered. It’s better for the environment and, also, most of the governments are pushing towards cleaner energy sources including energy storage.”
“Also, EV charging infrastructure will be implemented in every city, every house, parking places, offices…everywhere,” concludes Biton.