New battery gen: Sakti3 demonstrates impressive energy density with solid-state battery cells

August 28th, 2014 § Comments Off on New battery gen: Sakti3 demonstrates impressive energy density with solid-state battery cells § permalink

For a few years, battery insiders have been talking about a startup company called Sakti3. The University of Michigan spin-out has received millions in funding from backers including Khosla Ventures and GM Ventures. Until recently, the company has been pretty secretive, but this week CEO Ann Marie Sastry told Scientific American that the company’s prototype battery cells have reached a record energy density of 1,143 Watt-hours per liter – more than double that of today’s best lithium-ion batteries.
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