Sodium-Ion Battery Company Natrion Partners with Binghamton University’s Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
Natrion, a battery startup focused on renewable energy storage, is now partnered with Binghamton University's Koffman Southern Tier Incubator.
BINGHAMTON, NY, USA, July 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Energy startup Natrion, a battery company formerly based in Urbana, Illinois, is excited to announce that it has moved its operations to Binghamton University’s Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (KSTI), located in downtown Binghamton.
Natrion engineers safer and more affordable large-scale batteries that will make solar power cost-effective for homes, farms, and the military. At KSTI, Natrion will receive resources critical to developing their business — including office and lab space, mentorship, and access to programs like the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority-funded Clean Energy Incubator. KSTI’s member companies have featured battery startups such as C4V, Ashlawn Energy, and Imperium3 — New York’s first lithium-ion battery gigafactory operator. The Board of KSTI’s Clean Energy Incubator Program is led by Chairman M. Stanley Whittingham, a professor of chemistry at Binghamton University and one of the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to the invention of the lithium-ion battery.
Natrion’s primary research and development laboratory will now be located at KSTI. The company will be collaborating with the team of Hao Liu, an assistant professor in inorganic and materials chemistry at Binghamton, on improving the longevity and power capacity of the company’s solid-state sodium-ion battery technology. “The battery ecosystem here in Binghamton is truly amazing, and we cannot be more excited about this opportunity to work with KSTI and Professor Liu. We’ve got everything and everyone that we need to take our company to new heights,” said Alex Kosyakov, CEO of Natrion.
About Natrion: Natrion engineers safer and more affordable large-scale batteries that make solar power cost-effective for homes, farms, and the military. The company was started in 2018 by college students Alex Kosyakov and Tom Rouffiac at the University of Illinois. Before moving to Binghamton, NY, Nation was a member of Illinois’ iVenture Accelerator’s Cohort 6, receiving funding and mentorship to support research and development. Natrion is currently working towards a 2023 launch of its System6 solid-state sodium-ion energy storage system. For more information, go to www.natrion.co.
About KSTI: The beginnings of the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (KSTI) can be traced back to 2012, when Binghamton University collaborated with SUNY Broome Community College and state and local officials to build a facility in Binghamton’s urban core dedicated to providing the resources needed by energy, electronics, and health companies. Aside from labs and co-working spaces, KSTI also provides members access to programs like the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority-funded Clean Energy Incubator. Learn more at: www.southerntierincubator.com.
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Illinois Battery Startup Natrion Affiliated with Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research
Natrion, a battery startup focused on renewable energy storage, is now affiliated with the Department of Energy's Joint Center of Energy Storage Research.
URBANA, IL, USA, February 20, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Natrion, an Urbana, Illinois based battery startup, is excited to announce its affiliation with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR).
Spearheaded by Argonne National Laboratory, JCESR is an Energy Innovation Hub meant to advance the development of emerging battery technologies from laboratory principles to end market deployment. The JCESR affiliate community brings together leading research centers, academic institutions, government organizations, and private sector actors in all parts of the battery industry and innovation pipeline for collaboration on critical technical and scientific challenges.
Alex Kosyakov, Natrion’s CEO, looks forward to the partnership. “We are appreciative of the affiliation and believe that we can benefit greatly from and contribute much to the energy storage and renewables community through this partnership,” Kosyakov said. He went on to explain that, “Natrion has made significant strides in solid-state battery innovation, especially with new and emerging battery chemistries. We have found these strategies effective in reducing costs for large-scale energy storage. Natrion is looking forward to working with Argonne in accelerating market delivery of these highly-anticipated technologies.”
Natrion will be attending its first JCESR event next month at the Energy Storage in the Mountain West workshop in Boise, Idaho.
About Natrion: Natrion is a battery startup based in Urbana, IL. It was started by University of Illinois student Alex Kosyakov and Indiana University student Tom Rouffiac in 2018 and has since been working towards commercializing a solid-state sodium-ion battery for clean energy stationary storage applications. Natrion is planning to launch its first product—a 16kWh system for the Illinois community solar market—in 2023. For more information, go to www.natrion.co
About JCESR: The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) is an Energy Innovation Hub sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy designed to leapfrog current battery technology. The mission of JCESR is to design and build transformative materials to enable next-generation batteries that satisfy all the performance metrics for a given application. Led by Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL, JCESR will achieve its mission by designing and building materials from the bottom up, atom-by-atom and molecule-by-molecule, where each atom or molecule plays a prescribed role in producing targeted overall materials behavior. Learn more at: www.jcesr.org
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