Prussian Blue Batteries For High Power Stationary Applications (Energy Storage Innovations USA 2017)

Dr Colin Wessells, Founding CEO
Natron Energy
United States


USA 2017 Audio Presentation - Natron Energy*
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Presentation Summary

Natron Energy (formerly Alveo Energy) has developed a new sodium-ion battery technology that is designed for high power, long cycle life stationary applications including datacenter UPS, renewables smoothing, and demand charge management. This presentation will link pack and cell level performance to the fundamental properties of Natron's unique electrode materials, before evaluating the potential markets for Natron's first products based on their expected specifications.

Speaker Biography (Colin Wessells)

Colin Wessells is the founding CEO at Natron Energy (formerly Alveo Energy). He cofounded Natron in 2012 with two advisors as a spin out of his PhD thesis at Stanford. At Natron, he has led the development of battery products based on Natron's unique cell chemistry. He has raised over $22 million in venture capital investment in Natron. He also served as principal investigator for two ARPA-E awards totaling $4.6 million. He holds PhD, MS, and BS degrees from Stanford in materials science and engineering.

Company Profile (Natron Energy)

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Natron Energy is a battery technology start up company that has developed unique hardware solutions delivering high power, long cycle life, and industry-leading safety at a competitive price. Natron's battery packs offer a unique value proposition for industrial and grid storage applications including data center UPS, fast charge forklifts, and EV fast charge support. Natron's rack mounted battery packs are now in customer validation testing by world leading system integrators and data center operators. Natron is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. It is backed by four leading venture capital firms and has received support from ARPA-E.
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