Strategic collaboration on battery cells
By Mike Brezonick18 August 2021
Williams Advanced Engineering and E-One Moli Energy (Molicel) have agreed to a strategic collaboration to support the next generation of high performance, superior quality, lithium-ion power battery cells.
Headquartered in Grove, Oxfordshire, UK, Williams Advanced Engineering Limited is a global technology and engineering services business focusing on battery modules, battery management systems, vehicle control systems and data systems.
The collaboration is intended to bring together power-optimized cell technology from Molicel, together with WAE’s advanced system design and control systems know-how to deliver a shared vision of high-performance battery systems, optimized for power and energy density across a number of industries.
“We are committed to the engineering challenge of cell technology development and in conjunction with Molicel, believe we can address a number of opportunities across a wide range of applications and we look forward to working with the team at Molicel,” said Paul McNamara, WAE’s technical director.
Molicel has accumulated extensive expertise and know-how in chemical research and manufacturing engineering during the last 40 years in addition to database design and validation methodologies. The relationship will initially focus on collaboration to assess and develop technology to support demonstration activities aimed at growing market awareness of the technology.
“Molicel is on a mission to produce outstanding cells to drive the electric evolution,” said Casey Shiue, president of Molicel. “We will bring our expertise and experiences on consistent high power, low impedance and fast charge to our collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE). Our technology is well suited to the arenas that WAE operates and we are happy to be part of this exciting collaboration.”