Current Lithium-ion battery design involves lots of thin layers that 24-M claims is costly. Their newly developed design, created by the scientists who created A-123 Systems, uses semi-solid materials that allow for just one layer rather than dozens of layers. It means more of the volume of each cell is available as battery material, and it simplifies construction.
They claim the ability to more quickly ramp up production by simplifying factory design.
The semi-solid electrodes simplify manufacturing because no drying is required.
Fewer operations are required, and the time to go from raw materials to finished cells is 1/5th that of conventional cell manufacturing.
They claim to have cell designs ready for either grid storage or electric vehicle applications.