Lyten gets $4m grant to boost Li-S battery tech

Lyten gets $4m grant to boost Li-S battery tech

Lyten gets $4m grant to boost Li-S battery tech 876 934 Energy Storage Journal

February 1, 2024: Graphene materials developer Lyten said on January 30 it had been awarded a $4 million US Department of Energy grant to boost manufacturing of its advanced lithium-sulfur battery technology.

The grant specifically targets Li-S technologies that can alleviate offshore supply chain risk for EV batteries and increase the driving range of EVs.

Lyten says Li-S batteries have the potential to have a greater energy density of their lithium ion counterparts and the firm’s development of 3D graphene material to develop a sulfur-graphene composite cathode has accelerated its progress toward commercialization of the technology.

In June 2023, Lyten opened a semi-automated, Li-S pilot line producing pouch and cylindrical cells at its 145,000ft2campus in Silicon Valley and said it would begin to deliver non-EV battery cells commercially in 2024.

Also last year, Lyten announced it had raised $200 million through a series ‘B’ round, bringing total investment up to $410 million to scale 3D graphene applications and Li-S battery manufacturing.

Lyten investors include auto manufacturer Stellantis.

The battery developer is working with Stanford University, the University of Texas-Austin and industrial partner Arcadium Lithium

Arcadium was formed by the merger of Allkem and Livent — a deal that was finalized earlier in January.