Over the last three years Boron Molecular has built up significant capability to manufacture high quality ionic liquids for the energy sector. We are delighted to be part of the recently announced $9.4m project “The CRC-P for Advanced Hybrid Batteries”. Led by Calix te project will receive $3m in funding over three years, will be a collaboration between Calix, the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) and BatTRI-Hub at Deakin University (led by Prof. Maria Forsyth and Prof Patrick Howlett) and Boron Molecular Pty Ltd.
The project aims to develop high performance, low-cost, fast charge-discharge lithium-ion hybrid batteries based on nano- active electrode materials manufactured by Calix in its BATMn reactor at Bacchus Marsh, Victoria and ionic liquid electrolytes developed by Deakin University and manufactured by Boron Molecular. The key challenge is to fine the precise combination of electrolytes match surface chemistry of the electrode.
Over the next three years the project will develop a blueprint for advanced manufacturing hub of nano-active materials, ionic liquid electrolytes, and packing technology. Across a range of activities, Boron Molecular actively developing technology to meet the future demand for advanced battery technology in Australia.
Professor Maria Forsyth, said: “BatTRI-Hub’s cutting-edge prototyping facility will be used in the project to produce pouch cell batteries, optimise their performance and provide batteries for trials with global customers. We are thrilled to be working with Calix and Boron Molecular to utilise the materials manufactured in regional Victoria as the next step towards developing next generation batteries in Australia.”