Nexeon’s battery technology claims double triumph at environmental awards
Nexeon also won the Powered Transport Award – given for the most significant advancement leading to commercial development of cleaner transport and a significantly improved embedded environmental footprint.
These achievements for technology and innovation achievements are all the remarkable as Nexeon won two similar Rushlight awards two years ago. Now in their 5th year, the RSA-accredited Rushlight Awards are a celebration and a promotion of new technology, innovation and best practice across the whole environment spectrum for organizations throughout UK and Ireland. The group and overall winners will be eligible to be considered to represent the UK in the European Business Awards for the Environment 2014. Nexeon faced strong competition from several sectors including the production and usage of energy, fuel, power generation, waste and water.
Recognition for Nexeon comes for its work in enabling the replacement of carbon anodes in Li-ion batteries with silicon, resulting in increased energy density and longer time between charges. This development can speed up the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as reducing disposal issues associated with single use cells in consumer applications. Another important target application of the technology is the storage of off-grid energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar.
Nexeon is currently collaborating with a global tier one automotive OEM with a view to optimizing the company’s technology for electric vehicle applications, and last year raised £40 million for the establishment of a 250 tonnes/pa manufacturing facility.
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