The US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) has awarded a $299,000 contract to Seeo Inc. of Hayward, California. The nine-month technology assessment program will focus on testing of Seeoâ€™s elevated-operating-temperature solid polymer battery modules.
Under the contract, Seeo will deliver its DryLyte battery modules to USABC for testing and third-party validation. These modules are based on Seeoâ€™s current cell technology, which provides an energy density of 220 Wh/kg. Seeoâ€™s cell design couples a solid lithium metal anode with a conventional porous lithium iron phosphate cathode. Seeoâ€™s electrolyte is entirely solid-state with no flammable or volatile components.
â€œAs part of this contract Seeo will deliver several hundred cells from our pilot manufacturing line assembled in battery modules, each module providing 1.65 kWh storage capacity,â€ said Seeo CEO Hal Zarem. â€œWe welcome the opportunity to independently validate their performance as we prepare to introduce the next leap forward in electric vehicle battery technology.