The company said it is seeking to build a flex production line which would enable numerous companies to share the facility on a fee for use basis.
Calgary based Saint Jean Carbon Inc. has recently announced that the firm is building a new type of battery technology by harnessing years of its technological knowhow. Apparently, the firm would soon be starting to build the first prototype of the innovative graphene gel salt water batteries. These batteries would allegedly run longer, charge faster and theoretically could last indefinitely. Long term goal of the project involves having three full production battery series ready for launch in spring 2020.
A press release from Saint Jean Carbon reveals that for almost 5 years, the technology of salt water battery was being researched on. The slowdown of continued advancement of the technology had resulted from the limited voltage capacity when compared to the Lithium batteries.
Further from the report, using graphene in a high concentrated salt water gel, it could now be utilized without worrying about the graphene restacking, that would reduce the rate of intercalation. Salt water batteries have notably less cost of raw material, will not burn and are much safer.
The company said it is seeking to build a flex production line which would enable numerous companies to share the facility on a fee for use basis. The first production of the company would be focused on three specific battery types such as high energy density motorcycle/automotive, large stationary storage, and small battery for portable devices.
Paul Ogilvie, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Jean Carbon Inc., was quoted saying that with all of the great projects the company is working on, both on actual design build and material development, this project for battery production seems like a natural step.
Ogilvie further said that Saint Jean Carbon continues to build a carbon science firm with a distinctive model of raw material to finished products. The company hopes this project would continue to provide it with a competitive advantage in the future, he added.