Australian battery casing company Vaulta has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Canadian battery manufacturing company Braille Energy Systems Inc. (BESI) to co-develop and bring to market new battery products.
Vaulta uses a unique graphene technology in its cases which provides thermal benefits and allows for a more efficient assembly process. Braille said it plans to utilise this technology as a differentiator while it continues to expand into additional new markets.
“Heat can be damaging to batteries and by using Vaulta’s graphene case solution, heat will spread evenly throughout the pack which will enhance safety and extend cycle life of the battery,” the company said in a statement.
“Through Braille’s extensive network in automotive starter batteries, Vaulta‘s cases can be put to test immediately in harsh conditions that batteries are regularly exposed to, thus helping expedite bringing the technology to market.”
BESI President and CEO, Lindsay Weatherdon said the company was pleased to have signed a MOU with Vaulta related to battery casing technology.
“Combined with our reputation and commitment to providing our customers with high quality battery solutions, this partnership will continue to set Braille up as a market leader for years to come,” he continued.
“Vaulta’s battery casing technology will also deliver savings in manufacturing costs, weight and space to utilise in a wide range of applications, while greatly increasing efficiencies in safety and workforce deployment.”
Vaulta Founder, Dominic Spooner, added:
“The lightness of our innovative casings, combined with the casings’ strength, thermal and electrical conductive qualities, will be a real asset in these batteries going forward.
“Importantly, our casings also are designed to be more reusable and to reduce waste, and this will work well with both the current, premium products that Braille are renowned for, as well as the unique assets they’re developing for future use in emerging battery markets.” Mr Spooner concluded.