Batteries that enable mass market electric vehicles.
At Natrion we focus on developing battery technologies that can push the capabilities of electric vehicles by solving the biggest issues being faced by our automaker and battery manufacturer customers. Our mission is to service the industry with solutions that will enhance the mainstream market viability of electric vehicles and advance the world closer towards a future of clean mobility.
Natrion was founded in August 2018.
In February 2020, Natrion became affiliated with the Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR). Spearheaded by Argonne National Lab, JCESR is an Energy Innovation Hub that advances the development of emerging battery technologies.
In June 2020, Natrion partnered with the lab of Michele Vittadello of the City University of New York’s Medgar Evers College Chemistry and Environmental Science Department on a sponsored research collaboration for the development of solid-state sodium-ion batteries.
In July 2020, Natrion partnered with the lab of Hao Liu of Binghamton University on collaborative research towards the development of new solid-state lithium-ion and sodium-ion battery systems.
In July of 2020, Natrion moved into its main office in the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator (KSTI) in Binghamton and also became a part of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Clean Energy Incubator.
In January 2021, Natrion received a SBIR contract from the United States Air Force to develop a plug-and-play solid-state electrolyte component for existing lithium-ion batteries that would improve battery life and eliminate fire risk. From this project sprung Natrion’s LISIC product.
In May 2021, Natrion received an investment from the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and Illinois Ventures. Natrion opened its new primary research and development facility at the University of Illinois Research Park.
In June 2021, Natrion began its first commercial cell evaluations of its LISIC solid-state lithium-ion battery solution with a battery manufacturer implementation partner.
In September 2021, Natrion received a $200,000 STTR research contract from the Naval Air Systems Command to develop and demonstrate solid-state rechargeable batteries using a lithium-metal anode for enhanced energy capacity and fast charging capability.
In October 2021, Natrion became a Gold Award finalist in the MassChallenge Boston Early-Stage Startup Accelerator.
In December 2021, Natrion presented at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in San Diego the company’s successful performance demonstration of its LISIC full-sized lithium-ion battery solid electrolyte sheets for electric vehicle battery cells.