6 Sep 2021
SES, formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems, used to pursue solid-state Li-Metal technology. SolidEnergy was a spin out from MIT founded in 2012 by Dr. Qichao Hu. It was incubated at A123 in its early years. In 2015, Dr Hu realized that all solid-state batteries look good on paper but have fundamental difficulties in real cell production. Then in 2018, the company changed its name to SES after restructuring, addressing its focus on hybrid approach with high-concentration solvent-in-salt liquid electrolyte, solid-state protection coating for Li-Metal anode and AI software to monitor the battery health. The hybrid approach also has a more practical mass manufacturing capability.
23 Aug 2021
Formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems, SES are developing hybrid Li-metal cells using a stable liquid electrolytes.
29 May 2019
A Solid Future: New Opportunities enabled by Solid State Batteries
Solid state batteries have been considered as the avenue to the next generation energy storage solutions. According to IDTechEx's research "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2019-2029: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players" www.idtechex.com/solid.
13 Dec 2017
Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017
The following article summarises some of the key observations made by IDTechEx analysts during the IDTechEx Show! It contains details of many of the companies demonstrating products during the exhibition, notable presentations given and summaries of relevant conversations and recent updates.
21 Sep 2017
Energy Storage Innovations USA 2017
Energy Storage Innovations (ESI) USA 2017 is the leading conference to learn about new developments in battery technology.
Organised by the technology consulting firm IDTechEx, ESI's aim is to bring together different players in the value chain.
4 Apr 2017
Solid-state electrolytes and the quest for a safer battery
2016 was the year of Li-ion batteries' silver jubilee, a coming of age that has not been hassle-free, as Samsung's Firegate showed us. This year might mark the first significant switch to new materials in the electrolyte compartment, with both large and small companies trying to bring inorganic and polymer electrolytes to commercial fruition.
6 Oct 2016
A solid future for batteries at IDTechEx's Energy Storage Innovations
At IDTechEx we believe that the future of the energy, mobility, electronics, and communications industry will be strongly shaped by the development of one key enabling technology, that is, energy storage. At the historical tipping point of structural change in these sectors there has never been a better time for a dedicated forum on energy storage as key enabling technology.
22 Sep 2016
Liar Liar phones on fire! The story behind the Galaxy Note 7
The South Korean giant Samsung just got itself into dire straits as the story behind the reported battery fires related to the Galaxy Note 7 unfolds even further. As of September, 92 accidents have been reported in the US alone.
20 Sep 2016
Liar, liar, phones on fire! The story behind the Galaxy Note 7
The South Korean giant Samsung just got itself into dire straits as the story behind the reported battery fires related to the Galaxy Note 7 unfolds even further. As of September, 92 accidents have been reported in the US alone. IDTechEx expert Dr Lorenzo Grande gives the lowdown on Samsung's battery woes.
6 Jun 2016
Prieto Battery Inc
The primary focus of this collaboration with Intel is to accelerate the introduction of Prieto's full 3D solid-state battery cell into the marketplace. Specifically, Prieto has agreed to complete a series of milestones designed by Intel and Prieto to demonstrate the company's battery performance and readiness, with a focus on improving the performance of the battery against size, energy density, and complexity vectors. Intel will be staging their investment to each milestone; and in exchange, Prieto is granting Intel the ability to implement the technology first in computing devices.