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BroadBit Batteries has installed and qualified a novel cathode pilot production process that is exceptionally low cost and environmentally friendly. The pilot process is able to produce constant thickness cathodes over 1 meter in length. Uniquely, it does not use slurries, heating ovens, complex ventilation or any of the traditional high cost and energy intensive manufacturing steps used in traditional lithium-ion cathode manufacturing process. This reduces energy use, space and capex costs and eliminates the environmental and safety problems associated with traditional toxic slurry components.

“This new process revolutionizes cathode production.”, said CEO, David Brown, “By qualifying this pilot process, we have been able to confirm its economic and environmental benefits and paved the way for sustainable mass production of battery components for a wide range of battery types. This is the kind of combined environmental and economic innovation that we pride ourselves on, here at BroadBit.”

About BroadBit:

BroadBit is a technology company developing revolutionary new batteries using novel sodium-based chemistries to power the future green economy. We have already made high performance lab samples and are now commercializing the technology for next generation electric vehicles, portable electronics, starters and grid energy storage. Our batteries enable Increased range/use time, Longer lifetime, Reduced cost, Improved environmental friendliness, Improved robustness, and Scalability to any production volume.

The batteries are based on metallic sodium and other widely available and plentiful compounds. Our main active material is sodium chloride (NaCl), also known as table salt. BroadBit is also developing a high power capable battery electrolyte.