Dukosi and Hengmei establish joint battery development lab

Dukosi and Hengmei establish joint battery development lab

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Dukosi Ltd, the technology company revolutionizing the performance, safety and sustainability of battery systems, and Suzhou Hengmei Electron Technology have announced the Joint Development Laboratory at Hengmei’s facility in Suzhou, China.

The lab will accelerate the development and adoption of chip-on-cell-based systems for more sustainable battery systems that will power the electric future.

The unique chip-on-cell battery monitoring platform is enabling a circular economy by helping to reduce, reuse and recycle throughout the battery value chain. Dukosi’s intelligent chip-on-cell transforms the way batteries are designed and monitored. A chip on every cell enables the continuous measurement of cell parameters, such as temperature and voltage. In addition, on-cell storage provides lifetime traceability with a unique ID, materials provenance and 24/7 data and event logging commencing from the first instant the Cell Monitor IC is installed. This advanced cell monitoring technology provides enhanced safety and performance throughout the life of the battery from first life applications such as electric vehicles (EV) to second/third life use in energy storage systems to end of life and recycling.

“Our shared commitment to driving innovation throughout the battery system value chain will allow us to offer future-proof technology to our customers,” stated Eric Yang, CEO of Hengmei. “Dukosi’s cell monitoring offering revolutionizes how battery-based systems are designed and paves the way towards on-cell sensing and processing. Whether electric vehicles, energy storage, or marine applications, the flexible and scalable solution is suitable for all our markets and will significantly reduce time-to-market due to its simple yet powerful architecture. Contributing to a sustainable battery supply chain is also a key objective at Hengmei. Dukosi’s chip-on-cell provides 24/7 monitoring and data logging that helps maximize the utilization of batteries throughout its lifecycle, and lifetime traceability helps comply with regulatory requirements aimed at building a circular battery value chain.”

“China has been at the forefront of electrification of transport and mobility with a well-established battery production ecosystem and 75% of the world’s battery cell manufacturing capacity,” stated Joseph Notaro, vice president global sales and marketing at Dukosi. “Hengmei is already a leader in cell connection systems (CCS) and an important and progressive partner who is positioning themselves for growth into global markets. We are proud of our partnership and look forward to closer collaboration and achieving mutual business growth and success.”

The Joint Laboratory was opened on 25 October, 2023 in an official ceremony. Nat Edington, CEO of Dukosi, and Joseph Notaro, vice president global sales and marketing at Dukosi, were presented with a plaque by Hengmei’s CEO Eric Yang, and the ceremony was attended by senior managers from across Hengmei businesses. Speaking at the event, Yang said, “At this moment of the third energy revolution in human history, we are more confident than ever in taking the initiative to embrace changes, promote the development and application of new technologies and products with our partners in the global battery ecosystem, and make greater contributions to carbon neutrality.”

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