In 2019, the nanotechnology company Nanam Build a boat. But unlike your average ocean liner, the Magnia (as it was called) was made with a “structural battery carbon fiber” hull. Conditionally, they built a house with a capacity of 500 kilowatts to the right of the boat structure. For reference, the Tesla Model ST has a battery capacity of 100-kW. The company says its nanotechnology has made it possible to reduce cost and weight, and increase the efficiency of the lithium-ion battery currently supplying power to the EV. Both have strong claims that could turn into cheap EVs with rooms that have been around for decades.
“The single largest component cost of the EVS is the battery, which currently averages about 200 200 / kWh,” said Sam Abuelsamid, chief analyst. Guide House Insights Told Engadget. “If you can reduce it, you can take a big chunk out of EVS costs.” This huge slab of chemicals that keep the vehicle running on the road potentially stops the sale of large quantities of the same cars. Federal and state tax subsidies help, but EVs aren’t quite ready for the mainstream as prices begin in the mid-$ 30,000 range.
Nanam believes it can help. The company says that by making nanoparticles of certain chemicals used in batteries, it can not only make them more efficient, but it can also increase the flow of electricity and reduce the long-term power loss of the battery. It is expected that the power density, lifetime and recharge rate of these batteries will increase nine times more than what is currently on the market. Lifetime storage is particularly impressive. Like your smartphone, the EV battery will lose some of their power over time as the device charges and uses. Nanom claims that while it can secure the particle size of chemical elements in a battery, it can create a house that predicts it will last for 50,000 cycles.
If you discharge and recharge an EV battery capable of 50,000 cycles per day, it will take 13 years to lose battery power. Surprisingly, the chemistry behind all this is not entirely new. The same technology was used in the design of nanome batteries by Thomas Edison in 1901 as nickel-iron batteries. These nanomes removed heavy iron and nickel plates and replaced them with only iron and nickel nanoparticles.
The company says its nanoparticles increase the size and surface area of a battery’s electrodes. The way a battery generates energy is when lithium ions move from a negative electron (anode) to a positive electrode (cathode). Nanom says it increased the amount of electrodes, resulting in higher density batteries. This is somewhat similar if you replace 50 large adults in a space making widget with 150 specially trained kids in the same space making widgets. Kids take up less space than adults and create widgets at the same speed. The result is that more widgets are generated in the same region. (Editor’s note: We do not condone child labor in the widget industry))
Like all battery news, it’s important to understand that the fight to create better storage for electricity is being fought by potentially a few thousand companies. There is a lot of hype. Something is always on the horizon that changes everything and makes EVs cheaper. If it is not a nanoparticle, it is a solid-state battery. We are told over and over again that something huge is coming but basically companies are still modifying the lithium-ion chemistry that makes our cars, phones and laptops stronger.
Initially, Nanom wants to fix the downsides of current battery technology. CEO and founder Arman Kozhik said the manufacturer’s nanoparticle technology could be applied to the current process. Basically Nanom sets the company’s requirements and creates a chemical mixture that can be dumped into business battery packs. The result is a house that is more efficient, has a higher density and costs less per kilogram per hour.
From there it can operate on its nano-carbon structural batteries. The company makes a carbon fiber weave that integrates a cathode and anode and uses a silk or fiberglass electrolyte separator. These are all components of the battery, it is now a component that can be used as a structure except that in the future the company believes that these battery components can benefit planes, boats, cars and other items, which Kozik says will continue to work even if punctured. Will go and will only supply power to the connections built into it. So if you touch their 500 kilowatt hour battery boat, you won’t get any bumps.
But it works, even if Nanom can only improve EV batteries by 50 percent with their promise, it will be a huge savings for automakers that will be delivered to customers (we hope). Kozhik said the company is in advanced talks with a motor vehicle component manufacturer and is currently in preliminary talks with a major car manufacturer. Kozic will not share any information outside.
As a hype, Kozic said the company has arguments with scientific institutions that do not want to measure what is coming out of the company’s labs. Then, after seeing and measuring what Nanome had, they apologized, the CEO said. Battery Tech’s announcements are a bit like a story about a fish that’s gone. Lots of talk and no real proof. Remember, Nanam has a boat and, most likely, it caught the fish – in this case, it brings a cheap, long-lasting battery to the world. If this is true, it has made a big landing in itself.