JBT’s ceramic battery technology targets enhanced safety, energy density, and robustness through the development of new materials and low-cost processing technology. Such batteries have the potential for up to three times the energy of lithium-ion batteries in the same size and weight package, and are much safer than lithium-ion batteries because they employ ceramic electrolytes instead of volatile liquid or gel electrolytes.
The JBT batteries are well suited for harsh environments and have been demonstrated to operate beyond 150 degrees Celsius (300 degrees Fahrenheit). These solid-state batteries have high energy density-footprint efficiency, do not catch fire or explode, are rechargeable, and can be flexible and formed with curvature or small enough to be medically implanted. The JBT batteries can also withstand higher and lower voltages than most conventional batteries and are designed for significantly lower self-discharge than conventional lithium-ion batteries.
A JBT solid-state lithium-metal chemistry has been tested in very severe environments, undergoing drilling, boiling water and other stress testing. In no circumstance did the battery catch fire or explode, unlike current battery technologies on the market.
In addition, JBT has made thin film batteries of various shapes, sizes, and configurations.
How does it work?
The functional components of the solid-state battery are inorganic materials that enable the creation of a compact, explosion-free and nonflammable battery chemistry. The basic cell is comprised of a metal, highly conducting solid electrolyte and high-rate cathode. The batteries are rechargeable and moisture resistant.