Leading the way on sodium-ion battery packs

02-05-2023 | AceOn | Power

AceOn has produced ground-breaking 12V and 43V sodium-ion packs – thought to be the first of their type in the country – as the company continually pioneers new battery technologies.

The company's managing director, Mark Thompson, said the development of the packs marked a huge milestone for the growing company: “Sodium-ion batteries are what everybody is talking about at the moment as the next big development in battery technology, and our new packs put us firmly at the forefront of their development and demonstrate the truly innovative work we are doing.

“As far as I am aware, we are the first developer to have UK-developed sodium-ion battery packs in our hands. The fact that we are collaborating with a UK supply chain and developing and building the packs in the UK ourselves is vitally important for the country.

“This is the future, and we want to see the UK leading the world in developing it and bringing it to market. It represents a real step-change in battery chemistry and offers huge opportunities across a range of industries and applications.”

The wide availability of sodium compared to the metals needed in more conventional lithium-ion cells supplies the opportunity for wider and cheaper battery manufacture – helping to satisfy the demand for greater production rates needed for energy storage systems that will support a transition to renewable power.

“These are the batteries of the future, and we have them ready to showcase now. It’s hugely exciting for AceOn and the future of the UK battery industry as a whole,” he added.