for a sustainable world
Passion for technology
Our battery technology fleece aims to take electric energy storage to the next level. We strive to accelerate the transformation from a fossil fuel-based to a CO2-free economy and to contribute significantly to the availability of sustainable energy, when and where it is needed.
Today’s complex packaging of battery cells, based on thin layers and stacking technology, is dramatically resource-wasting and causes batteries to underperform and to be less safe than they could be.
We are launching the transition from 2D foil current collectors, used in today’s lithium-ion-batteries, to fleece current collectors. Our technology fleece provides a disruptive innovation for state-of-the-art and emerging battery technologies. batene fleece™ increases energy density of lithium-ion-batteries and enables extreme fast charging.
batene fleece™ makes battery cells thicker, faster, safer, and resource-efficient
Higher battery performance thanks to electrodes with up to millimeters thickness which push the active material weight fraction to 90% of the cell.
Much faster charging and more powerful batteries due to enhanced Li-ion mobility and reduced internal electrical resistance.
Dramatically enhanced mechanical stability and reduced internal electrical resistance eliminate unfavourable hotspots in heat generation, as well as electrical and mechanical stress.
Significantly extended battery lifetime and up to 30% less material costs per kWh due to millimeter thick electrodes. The batene fleece™, as the current collector and the active material, are highly elastic and adapt to volume changes during charging and discharging. This prevents premature ageing of the battery.
Making any battery better
Global energy demand will continue to grow rapidly, thus the transition to sustainable energy sources plays an important role on the road to a climate-friendly society.
Electrical energy, generated by photovoltaic and wind power plants, is the most efficient form of energy. For wireless utilisation, batteries are indispensable, a requirement for electric vehicles, smartphones, power tools, medical equipment and technical safety devices.
More powerful batteries with longer range and life are essential for the transition from the present fossil fuel-powered to an all-electric technology. To meet future energy needs, battery production must be massively scaled-up and available to everyone, anytime and everywhere, in a resource-saving way. Our goal is to develop this new generation of batteries, to be a key contributor to energy mobility and availability, and to shape the decarbonised energy future.
After eight years of research at the Max Planck Society, Batene GmbH was founded in March 2022 by a team of experienced scientists. The Max Planck Society has developed an IP-protected core technology based on fleece and exclusively licensed it to Batene. The Max Planck Society is a shareholder of Batene.
Batene is being financially and technically backed by a board of investors and visionaries who care about our future economic, ecological and social responsibility:
Ocean Zero LLC is a co-lead backer investing in innovative young companies that can accelerate the decarbonisation of marine transport. Ocean Zero was founded by Chris Anderson, the head of TED Conferences LLC, and Stephen Petranek, a science and finance journalist who was editor-in-chief of The Washington Post Magazine, Discover Magazine, and Breakthrough Technology Alert, as well as science editor of Life Magazine.
Christer von der Burg is a co-lead investor. He is founder of Hanshan Tang bookshop, specialising in books on East Asia. Today, he is active in building up what is now the second largest collection of antique Chinese woodblock prints in the world.
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