In a pioneering move, Lyten Inc. announces the opening of its U.S. automated battery pilot line to manufacture Lithium-Sulfur batteries, serving industries from defense to automotive.
Lyten Inc., acclaimed for its Lyten 3D Graphene™ supermaterials platform, has announced the inauguration of its Lithium-Sulfur battery pilot line. The pilot line, housed within the company’s 145,000-square-foot Silicon Valley facility, was unveiled in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event.
Why It Matters
In a strategic response to escalating customer demand, this Lithium-Sulfur pilot line plans to commence delivery of commercial battery cells in 2023. The target customer base includes sectors like defense, automotive, logistics, and satellite, who are keen on early adoption of this innovation. Reservations for the available battery cells will be limited by the pilot line’s capacity of 200,000 cells per year.
Lyten’s Silicon Valley campus also serves as the home for their 3D Graphene fab and operations. The company’s technological advancements extend beyond energy storage solutions, encompassing lightweight composites and innovative forms of chemical, resonant, and biological sensing solutions.
The pilot line will manufacture Lithium-Sulfur cells in a range of form factors to cater to diverse customer needs, outperforming conventional Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese (NMC) lithium-ion battery in terms of gravimetric energy densities.
The company’s leadership expressed a firm commitment to furthering the domestic battery supply chain in America. The development and delivery of a higher energy density, lighter weight battery with a localized supply chain free of geopolitical risk align with the electrification and net zero goals of its investors and customers.
Lyten’s Lithium-Sulfur batteries hold a promising future, with potential for widespread electrification, due to their low-cost automotive battery packs and high energy density. Notably, these batteries use no NMC elements, thereby removing key environmental and ethical challenges to upscale battery production.
To meet the growing demand for Lithium-Sulfur batteries, Lyten is pursuing expansion plans across multiple U.S. states to increase 3D Graphene production and establish its first Lithium-Sulfur cell gigafactory. With this move, Lyten underscores its commitment to contribute to a strong American electrification industry.