JBT Announces New Advances in Solid-State Battery Technology

JBT Announces New Advances in Solid-State Battery Technology

New Technology Achieves Improved Rate Capability

Atlanta, January 27, 2016—Johnson Battery Technologies (JBT), developer of solid-state battery technology, has made important and exciting advances this month.

Battery Technology Advancements

One success is the significant improvement in the charge/discharge rate capability of solid-state ceramic batteries. Cells have been successfully cycled at temperatures up to 150°C, at discharge rates over a range of C – 5C; the batteries can now be charged in just under one hour.

“We’ve made a significant breakthrough toward achieving our goal of providing all-solid-state ceramic batteries that exceed the energy density of state-of-the-art lithium-ion cells, and that can be manufactured at a competitive cost,” said Dr. Lonnie Johnson, CEO and Founder of JBT.

Dr. Lonnie Johnson, has been invited by the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, VA, and also Commonwealth Edison in Chicago, IL, to showcase his energy technologies.

JBT’s Active Implantable Medical Device Consortium

JBT’s Consortium for Active Implantable Medical Devices continues to receive strong interest as medical device companies continue to seek smaller and higher energy density batteries as well as batteries that can be designed for the size and contour of their specific applications.
Last month JBT received a request for a specialty implantable battery.

JBT’s High-Temperature Consortium

Continued strong interest in JBT’s technology from the international oil & gas industry has led JBT to come up with creative ways to partner with those companies that want access to the solid-state battery technology.  The affordable membership in the Consortium allows the world’s leading companies to maintain access to current technological advancements, and to plan proprietary applications. JBT is also actively partnering and sharing its technology with those companies that are resource-constrained at present, and thereby helping to keep those companies on the leading edge of battery technology.

Continued Delivery of Prototypes to Business Partners

Companies in the US and UK have received samples of JBT’s battery technology over the past few weeks and an additional eight companies in the US and Western Europe are scheduled to receive samples within the coming weeks. After receiving the samples, these companies put JBT’s solid-state battery technology through their own in-house testing and generate independent results and assessments.

For more information on Johnson Battery Technologies and their latest endeavors and technology advancements, visit www.johnsonbatterytech.com.

About Johnson Battery Technologies

Johnson Battery Technologies develops safe custom batteries to fit challenging applications for both the public and private sectors, solving energy problems in a diverse range of industries, including petroleum, aerospace-defense, implantable medical devices, and more.  Lonnie Johnson is an engineer and an inventor who holds more than 100 patents and whose technologies have been featured by CNN, Popular Mechanics, and TIME Magazine.  He is perhaps most well-known as a former NASA engineer and the inventor of the Super Soaker water gun, one of the most popular toys in the world. For more information on Johnson Battery Technologies, visit http://johnsonbatterytech.com.

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Dr. Johnson to present at Office of Naval Research’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. Johnson is honored to be presenting at the Office of Naval Research’s Distinguished Lecture Series in Arlington, VA on February 2, 2016, at the invitation of Lawrence C. Schuette, ONR’s Director of Research, and Mr. Anthony Smith, the Navy’s Director of its HBCU/MI Program.  The Distinguished Lecture Series benefits not only ONR’s leadership and program officers, but the local science and technology community, including NSF, DARPA, AFOSR, NRL, the Pentagon, as well as others from industry and academia.  Dr. Johnson will speak about the current global energy and environmental challenge, and the need for rapid deployment of advanced sustainable energy technology critical for maintaining global stability.


JBT Announces Solid-State Battery Technology for Room-Through-High Temperatures and Sub-Freezing Temperatures

Johnson Battery Technologies Announces A Solid-State Battery That Operates At Room-Through-High Temperatures; Can be Stored at Sub-Freezing Temperatures

New Partnership Anticipates Implementing Tens of Thousands of Batteries to Globally Employ the Temperature Range Advantage of the Technology

Atlanta, October 27, 2015—Johnson Battery Technologies (JBT), developer of solid-state battery technology, has achieved important milestones this month. Among them, the company has now created solid-state batteries in the milliamp hour range that span the temperature range from operating at room temperatures all the way to 150°C. These same cells can be stored in a dormant state at sub-freezing temperatures. This wide range of temperature tolerance is of enormous benefit for applications that operate in harsh industrial and/or natural environments.

JBT has also added a new relationship this month. The highly confidential company expects to order tens of thousands of batteries from two different JBT battery configurations per year, globally employing the temperature range advantage of the technology. With inorganic solid electrolytes that use no liquids or gels, JBT’s novel low cost solid state rechargeable technology safely addresses the risk of explosion. JBT routinely provides samples of its battery technology when under a formal agreement with industry partners, and expects to ship additional samples for independent technical evaluation next month.

“We are delighted that the creative thinking and diligent work of our team has led to a noninflammable battery technology that can provide wireless power for applications that have until now been excluded from the battery market,” said Tony Pace, COO of Johnson Battery Technologies.

JBT continues to partner with industry and government customers to bring its batteries to the marketplace in a scalable and affordable manner.

About Johnson Battery Technologies

Johnson Battery Technologies develops safe custom batteries to fit challenging applications for both the public and private sectors, solving energy problems in a diverse range of industries, including petroleum, aerospace-defense, implantable medical devices, and more.  Lonnie Johnson is an engineer and an inventor who holds more than 100 patents and whose technologies have been featured by CNN, Popular Mechanics, and TIME Magazine.  He is perhaps most well-known as a former NASA engineer and the inventor of the Super Soaker water gun, one of the most popular toys in the world. For more information on Johnson Battery Technologies, visit http://johnsonbatterytech.com.

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JBT Announces High-Temperature Solid-State Battery Technology Developed with BP

Johnson Battery Technologies Announces High-Temperature Solid-State Battery Technology, Developed with BP

Atlanta, September 14, 2015—Johnson Battery Technologies (JBT) has developed a Solid-State battery technology, which will enable wireless and remote applications not previously possible due to the volatility of current batteries at high temperatures. Now JBT is ready to partner with industry and government customers to bring the batteries to the marketplace in a major, scalable way.

“Our team has spent countless hours in the lab perfecting a battery technology that will truly change the game for safe energy storage across a variety of applications,” stated Dr. Lonnie Johnson, a former NASA scientist and JBT’s CEO and Founder. JBT micro-batteries are ready for the marketplace and the company continues to make steady progress in increasing power and capacity.

JBT’s batteries are designed to perform safely and efficiently in the toughest environments, and have the potential for much higher energy density than traditional lithium-ion batteries in the same size and weight package. JBT’s cells employ glass electrolytes in lieu of the more traditional and volatile liquid electrolytes, making them much safer as well. The benefits of JBT batteries include:

• High temperature threshold: The batteries can withstand temperatures up to 120°C – 150°C (250-300°F).
• High and low voltage: The batteries can withstand higher and lower voltages than most conventional batteries.
• Small size: JBT batteries can be made small enough to fit most sensors and monitoring devices.
• Safety: With no liquid or gel electrolytes, JBT batteries safely address the risk of explosion.
• Curvature: The custom battery designs can be formed with curvature.
• Moisture-Resistant: The JBT batteries can survive autoclave, pasteurization and other industrial processes.
• Rechargeable: Many high-temperature batteries are primary, while JBT’s batteries are rechargeable.
• Long Life: JBT batteries are designed to last for years.
• Low Self-Discharge: The batteries are designed to manage thermal runaway situations that cause batteries to short circuit and overheat.

In addition to partnering with BP, JBT is in conversation with other oil and gas companies, as well as leaders in the medical device, automotive, and wearable device industries. The company will also continue to partner with investors and academia.

About Johnson Battery Technologies
Johnson Battery Technologies develops safe custom batteries to fit challenging applications for both the public and private sectors, solving energy problems in a diverse range of industries, including petroleum, aerospace-defense, implantable medical devices, and more. Lonnie Johnson is an engineer and an inventor who holds more than 100 patents and whose technologies have been featured by CNN, Popular Mechanics, and TIME Magazine. He is perhaps most well-known as a former NASA engineer and the inventor of the Super Soaker water gun, one of the most popular toys in the world. For more information on Johnson Battery Technologies, visit www.johnsonbatterytechnologies.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Angie Maddox, Seed Factory Marketing, 404-996-4041; angie@seedfactorymarketing.com