We are extremely happy to announce that BroadBit’s Sodium Battery innovation has won the 2015 EU Innovation Radar prize! This recognition of our R&D efforts is very important step in the process of transferring our battery discovery from the laboratory towards commercialization, so that this breakthrough technology may fulfill its full potential impact. A wider social awareness and recognition is crucial for reaching the stage where our Sodium-based batteries become the preferred energy storage technology of choice in Electric Vehicles, Grid Energy Storage, Electric Planes, and a whole range of consumer electronics devices.
Winning this prestigious prize also bestows upon us the responsibility of doing our best effort to reach market introduction of this battery technology as soon as possible.
BroadBit has selected the Fraunhofer IWS institute to carry out cell-level performance testing of our breakthrough battery technology. Both the high-energy and high-power cell technologies shall be characterized in terms of cell level energy density, power density, operating temperature range, round-trip energy storage efficiency, etc. The involved battery technology division works with state-of-the-art cell testing equipment, and is highly experienced in the evaluation of battery technologies with innovative cell chemistries. This work is expected to be completed in January, 2016, and the results shall prove the obtainable new performance gains in the field of Electric Vehicles, grid energy storage, or other applications.
BroadBit’s innovative R&D efforts have been recognized by the Innovation Radar team. Our breakthrough battery technology has been shortlisted among the most promising small-company innovations in 2015.
Please see the news article on the most promising innovations of 2015, and vote on your favorite one:
With the conclusion of the PowerUp research project, BroadBit has completed its research work share on the integration of Electric Vehicles with Smart Metering systems. The project results demonstrate a complete end-to-end integration of Electric Vehicle control through Smart Grid systems, based on applicable V2G (ISO/IEC 15118) and Smart Metering (DLMS/COSEM) protocol standards. BroadBit’s particular focus has been the research on integration between V2G and Smart Metering interfaces, as well as the interoperability testing of these systems. The project results are summarized in this conference publication.