Dr.Raimund Koerver is the Head of Application Engineering at Factorial Energy, a solid-state battery development company in the Boston area. He earned his PhD with a focus on sulfide all-solid-state batteries at Justus-Liebig University Giessen under supervision of Prof. Jürgen Janek. Prior to joining Factorial, Raimund served as a specialist fors olid-state batteries at BMW in Munich. With strategic investments of $200 million by Mercedes-Benz, Stellantis, Hyundai and Kia in 2021, Factorial Energy is accelerating its solid-state battery development.
"Boosting Battery Performance with a Quasi-Solid-State Electrolyte"
As vehicle electrification advances, the demand for energy storage solutions that offer high energy and power densities continues to grow. Lithium-ion batteries may not be able to fulfill this growing demand due to certain limitations posed by the graphite anode, as well as the potential flammability of the liquid, organic electrolyte. Solid or semi-solid electrolytes (SEs) in next-generation batteries have the potential to address these issues. The thermal stability of SEs increases battery safety, while the use of lithium metal may result in higher cell energy density and faster charging times. Factorial Energy's semi-solid-state batteries have demonstrated high performance at ambient temperatures, leading to joint development agreements with major OEMs, including Mercedes Benz, Stellantis, and Hyundai Motor Corporation, to enable Factorial Energy to accelerate its commercialization efforts.