In 2021, the team expanded and moved to a new facility to establish a pilot line and ramp up production. In 2022, the team established a low rate initial production pilot line and dry room that can accommodate thousands of cells produced per month. The team is learning how to troubleshoot manufacturing techniques, after bringing all aspects of cell production in house and expects to scale its production line in 2023.
This project will further the Recipient's existing battery cell technology - allowing them to design battery modules that are designed to provide energy-dense storage for electric drones, vehicles, and other applications. During the project, the team will design and obtain safety certifications for their battery module, design and build a low-rate-initial-production manufacturing line, and produce and ship up to 300kWh of module prototypes to potential customers.
These battery modules will power drones with better capabilities for search-and-rescue efforts, logistics missions, and monitoring for agriculture, oil and gas, and utility transmission lines.
Veolia North America