Founded in 1974, Ceetak Ltd is a UK based company specialising in the design, development and manufacture of heat sealing equipment that is suitable for the cutting and sealing of thermoplastic materials.
We manufacture 5 key technologies; we design and build modular heat sealing components to be retrofitted onto existing customer machinery or alternatively, we provide a complete design and build service of bespoke machinery for implementation within our customer’s production lines in order to streamline manufacturing processes or improve the design and integrity of the products.
OXIS Energy is collaborating with Ceetak Ltd in a three-year Innovate UK project to develop a revolutionary electric vehicle power system using lithium sulfur batteries to transform electric vehicle technology for commercial use. Specifically, we are experimenting and trialling our heat sealing technologies in order to create a high integrity, robust pouch battery cell suitable for larger automotive applications.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA brings together technology, science, and unique global Earth observations to provide societal benefits and strengthen our nation. Critical to understanding how our planet’s natural resources and climate are changing, our observations form the foundation for important environmental planning and decisions by people all over the world.
In 2018, NASA will launch the next generation of two missions – ICESat-2 and GRACE Follow-On – to continue the long-term record of how Earth’s ice sheets, sea level, and underground water reserves are changing.
University College London is London’s leading multidisciplinary university
UCL has more than 13,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries and an annual income of over £1bn. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.
A global chemical company
France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, some 14,000 employees and 10 research centres, Arkema generates annual revenue of €6.5 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.
One of the world’s largest polymer companies
With 2011 sales of €10.8 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. Bayer MaterialScience has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 14,800 people at the end of 2011. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company.
CEA-LITEN is a research institute dedicated to technological research, and its research activities are focused on renewable energy sources (solar cells, biomass), energy storage systems (electric vehicles, hydrogen, system management, etc.) and nanomaterials for energy applications.
The battery research group exceeds 200 people team devoted to the preparation and development of materials and cell components, the setup of small to large lithium cells and the assembly of the complete battery pack system with electrical testing facilities. CEA are partners with OXIS on the ECLIPSE project, a European Consortium for Lithium Sulfur Power for Space Environments, led by Airbus Defence and Space, developing Li-S technology for space applications.
Cranfield University has worked within the global automotive sector for over 50 years to provide solutions to real problems and continues to work at the forefront of sustainable automotive technologies.
Cranfield’s world-leading research capabilities cover the whole automotive domain. Our Automotive Mechatronics Group has expertise in electric and hybrid vehicles, multi-domain modelling, system optimisation, vehicle electronics, advanced controls and hardware-in-the-loop simulation. Cranfield has long-term relationships within the automotive industry in the UK and worldwide, and has strong links with many academic partners. Cranfield’s recent projects have included LIFECar, LCV and FUTURE Vehicle projects. Cranfield is currently at the forefront of efforts to understand and mitigate battery and machine ageing. OXIS Energy is collaborating with Cranfield – together with Ricardo and Imperial College London – in a three-year Innovate UK project to develop a revolutionary electric vehicle power system using lithium sulfur batteries and novel power management techniques.
The Fraunhofer Society was founded in Munich in 1949 as a non-profit organization to establish a link between science and industry. Nowadays with 66 institutes, 22,000 employees and a budget of 1.9 billion euros, Fraunhofer is the largest organization for applied research in Europe.
Fraunhofer IWS are partners with OXIS in both the ALISE and ECLIPSE project. ALISE is to develop Lithium Sulfur technology to 500 Wh/kg with 2000 cycles by 2019, culminating in an ultra-light weight battery for a SEAT vehicle for testing on-track and public roads. ECLIPSE is a European Consortium for Lithium Sulfur Power for Space Environments, led by Airbus Defence and Space, developing Li-S technology for space applications.
Heraeus is in a leading position on its global sales markets in more than 110 companies world-wide
Heraeus create high-value solutions for our customers, strengthening their competitiveness for the long term. Our activities focus on a number of markets: chemical and metals, energy and the environment, communications and electronics, health, mobility, and industrial applications.
Currently Heraeus holds more than 5,200 patents. Over 600 R&D employees in 25 development centers around the world are producing the innovations that are the hallmark of the company. OXIS is currently testing novel conductive polymers from Heraeus to enhance the performance its Lithium-sulfur rechargeable batteries.
Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research
Imperial is home to a large community of pure and applied electrochemists, including electrochemical systems engineers. Over 35 years of sustained and continuing investment in people, labs, equipment and support is immense, enabling the team to conduct resource intensive experiments which would be difficult elsewhere. OXIS Energy is collaborating with Imperial College, together with Ricardo and Cranfield University, to develop a revolutionary Lithium Sulfur vehicle battery and Energy System Controller as part of a 3-year project, funded by Innovate UK.
JSR Micro N.V., based in Belgium, is a subsidiary of JSR Corporation, a multinational company and a leading materials supplier in a variety of technology driven markets.
JSR’s global network is headquartered in Tokyo (Japan) and has factories and offices in Europe, US, China, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore. JSR is a research-oriented organization that pursues close collaborations with leading innovators in a number of industries that are key to the present and future welfare of human society: life-sciences, energy storage, electronic materials, display and optical materials. OXIS Energy are working with JSR Micro to integrate their novel environmentally friendly binder formulations into Lithium-Sulfur batteries.
European Space Agency
The ESA is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA is an international organisation with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond.
ESA’s programmes are designed to find out more about Earth, its immediate space environment, our Solar System and the Universe, as well as to develop satellite-based technologies and services, and to promote European industries. ESA also works closely with space organisations outside Europe.
Bespoke inorganic chemical products, engineered to exact specification requirements
William Blythe delivers speciality chemical solutions to help its customers meet the technological challenges of the 21st century in markets as diverse as life sciences, performance coatings, polymers, electronics, catalysts and renewable energy. Founded in 1845, William Blythe has pioneered the development and application of inorganic chemistry for demanding applications for more than 170 years.
OXIS Energy is a crucial component of the ALISE project whose target is to develop Lithium Sulfur technology to 500 Wh/kg with 2000 cycles by 2019. ALISE is a pan European collaboration focused on the development and commercial scale-up of new materials as well as understanding the electrochemical processes involved in lithium sulfur technology. This project will run for four years and has fifteen partners in total. It will involve the development of the key components of the cell; namely the anode, cathode and electrolyte and will culminate in an ultra-light weight battery for a SEAT vehicle for testing on-track and public roads. Leitat is the lead organization involved and will co-ordinate and manage the entire project.
The National Oceanography Centre is a marine science research and technology institution based on two sites in Southampton and Liverpool, UK.
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) undertakes integrated ocean research and technology development from the coast to the deep ocean. It provides long-term marine science capability including: major facilities; sustained ocean observing, mapping and survey; data management, and scientific advice. Marine science national capability is provided to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) by NOC working in conjunction with our Delivery Partners. The NOC, Steatite, MSubs and OXIS are developing the next generation of Lithium Batteries for Marine Autonomous Systems. Through this project, funded by Innovate UK, we expect an improvement of at least 70% against the cells used in the best batteries on the market today with an expectation of achieving a five-fold improvement.
International integrated energy and petrochemical company
Sasol New Energy (SNE) leverages the talent and expertise of our more than 34,000 people working in 38 countries. They develop and commercialise technologies, and build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and lower-carbon electricity.
SNE focuses on developing options and new technologies for Sasol to utilise in a carbon-constrained world. It is working to ensure that the group increases internal electricity generation capacity in South Africa using natural gas as a feedstock.
Asking more from chemistry for 150 years
Solvay is a global company driven by committed chemists. With their historical anchorage in Europe, their products serve diversified markets worldwide, from consumer goods to energy, with one main aim – to improve quality of life and customer performance. The drive to achieve their aim has resulted in 90 percent of their revenue being generated from businesses that are among the top three global leaders in their field.
The Technical University of Dresden (TUD) was founded in 1828 and is now a large university consisting of 14 faculties, 37,000 students and 8,500 employees. In 2012 TUD was identified as an “elite university” within the second programme phase of the Excellence Initiative in Germany. OXIS partner with TUD in the ALISE project, a pan European collaboration focused on the development and commercial scale-up of new materials as well as understanding the electrochemical processes involved in lithium sulfur technology, culminating in an ultra-light weight battery for a SEAT vehicle for testing on-track and public roads.
Oxford Materials is a research intensive department, achieving 6* status in a research assessment exercise.
Research is done in the fields of electron microscopy, materials modelling, biomaterials, semiconductors, superconductors, materials processing, magnetic materials, phase change materials, nano-manufacturing and strong solids.
The Materials Department has internationally leading research activities in manufacturing and the performance of alloys for structural and nuclear applications, nanomaterials for quantum computing and future electronic devices, and polymers and biomaterials. These activities are underpinned by excellent facilities and expertise in the advanced characterisation of materials and modelling capabilities over a full range of length scales. OXIS collaborates with the University of Oxford University Department of materials on advanced characterisation techniques.
The University of Southampton combines academic excellence with an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to research.
Ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide, the University of Southampton is recognised as a global centre for excellence in research and education.
Their reputation, which is reflected in UK and international league table rankings, is built on a long history of world-changing achievements. They are a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities and our successes continue to be acknowledged with prestigious awards. OXIS Energy collaborates with the University of Southampton’s electrochemistry department and funds PhD research on fundamental characterisation techniques for Lithium-Sulfur chemistry.
St Andrews is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413.
Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe’s leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research. As well as undertaking high impact research and providing excellent teaching to students, the University also offers a number of services to external organisations and business. OXIS Energy and the University of St Andrews have recently been awarded a project through the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst fund to develop a prototype Lithium-Sulfur redox flow cell intended for large scale energy storage.
Promoting the development of the State of Minas Gerais
The Minas Gerais Economic Development Company (Codemig) is a public company incorporated in the form of a Corporation and controlled by the State of Minas Gerais. Created in 2003 Codemig was constituted from the incorporation of public companies with expertise in several segments. The purpose of its creation was to play a complementary role to the activities of the State Government, leveraging large-scale investments and enhancing the economic development of Minas Gerais.
Major supplier of rechargeable batteries
GP Batteries International Limited has been listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited since 1991. The Group is principally engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of batteries and battery-related products. Since its establishment under the Gold Peak Group in Hong Kong, GP Batteries has rapidly expanded to become one of the world’s major suppliers of primary and rechargeable batteries. It is also the largest consumer battery manufacturer in China. It supplies an extensive range of battery products to original equipment manufacturers, leading battery companies as well as consumer retail markets under its own GP brand name. GP Batteries’ production facilities are located in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Malaysia, supported by marketing and trading offices spanning across Asia, Europe and North America.
FICOSA is an independent industrial group founded in 1949, engaged in the research, development, production and commercialization of automotive systems and components.
Based in Barcelona, the FICOSA Group has a total team of 8,500 professionals and a presence in 19 countries. FICOSA are partners with OXIS in ALISE, whose target is to develop Lithium Sulfur technology to 500 Wh/kg with 2000 cycles by 2019. ALISE is a pan European collaboration focused on the development and commercial scale-up of new materials as well as understanding the electrochemical processes involved in lithium sulfur technology, culminating in an ultra-light weight battery for a SEAT vehicle for testing on-track and public roads.
Forward thinking technology business
Set up in 2012, Hyperdrive Innovation is a forward thinking technology business specialising in lithium energy storage systems and associated electronics for low carbon automotive, industrial, offshore and subsea applications.
Hyperdrive opened a new lithium ion battery production facility in 2015 to complement prototyping and vehicle development capabilities on the same site at the Future Technology Centre in Washington, Tyne and Wear. The flexible factory can accommodate modular and custom designed packs for electric and hybrid vehicles, portable power and off-grid energy storage.
Hyperdrive’s batteries include its in-house developed Battery Management System (BMS) technology to provide automated cell balancing, pack health monitoring and protection. The BMS controls charging and will automatically switch off the charger for safe operation whilst an inbuilt Battery Fuel Gauge provides continuous state of charge and state of health data.
The Intelligent Battery System and Charger Specialists
Lincad have been designing and manufacturing specialist battery, charger and power management systems for our clients for over 25 years. They are very proud of the range of their in-house expertise which ensures that they can plan, design and manufacture tailor made products to the client’s exact requirements all under one roof. Lincad are able to manufacture in quantities to suit both prototype and experimental systems as well as core products in large volume, an example of British manufacturing at its best.
Leading supplier of lithium battery management systems for industrial applications
LiTHIUM BALANCE is 100% focused on battery management and provides two separate battery management platforms to ensure complete industrial application coverage. LiTHIUM BALANCE is a full service partner capable of providing knowledge and assistance in all aspects lithium battery technology implementation. Their close relationship with many of the world’s leading battery suppliers allows them to advise on the right battery choice and battery management strategy for your application. What they are doing with Projects include a garbage truck project, funded by the Danish government, where OXIS cells are being used for a reduced weight and improved safety battery.
Hans H. Schive AS has a history of more than 50 years as a supplier to the Norwegian electronic marketplace.
For more than 20 years the company has been recognized as a high quality battery integrator. The company’s staff has in depth technical skills as well as knowledge about all national and most international regulations and legislations. An advanced vacuum moulding system has been installed this year. Having an unparalleled full battery design and production line the company has been rewarded with a number of substantial orders for state of the art and challenging applications.
Industrial Battery Specialists
Where battery packs are required for demanding applications, Steatite have a proven heritage designing and manufacturing portable power for the most demanding applications. Steatite work with world class battery cell manufacturers to provide true value added services building chargeable and non–rechargeable lithium batteries and battery packs.
The product range of VMB contains small batteries for portable devices, like hearing aids, computers, car electronics and heat calorimeters.
In the last few years, this portfolio has been extended to automotive traction batteries in the Joint Venture with Volkswagen and storage batteries in VARTA storage. VMB are partners with OXIS in ALISE, whose target is to develop Lithium Sulfur technology to 500 Wh/kg with 2000 cycles by 2019. ALISE is a pan European collaboration focused on the development and commercial scale-up of new materials as well as understanding the electrochemical processes involved in lithium sulfur technology. This project will run for four years and has fifteen partners in total. It will involve the development of the key components of the cell; namely the anode, cathode and electrolyte and will culminate in an ultra-light weight battery for a SEAT vehicle for testing on-track and public roads.
Airbus is the world’s leading commercial aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have set the standard for the aviation industry.
Headquartered in Toulouse, Airbus is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In addition to Airbus’ commercial aircraft activities, the group is comprised of the Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space business units and maintains a presence on every continent. Employing people of more than 100 nationalities, Airbus itself is a truly global enterprise – expanding on its strong European roots to move forward on an international scale with fully-owned subsidiaries in the United States, China, Japan, India and in the Middle East, spare parts centres in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Washington, Beijing and Singapore, training centres in Toulouse, Miami, Hamburg and Beijing and more than 150 field service offices around the world.
Groupe Renault is a French multinational automobile manufacturer
For 120 years, passion has been the Groupe Renault’s driving force as we continue to innovate and develop mobility solutions for all. Our highly skilled employees convey this passion every day in the design and reliability of our vehicles. This is also why millions of consumers, business users and top-level sportspeople choose Renault.
The company produces a range of cars and vans, and in the past has manufactured trucks, tractors, tanks, buses/coaches and autorail vehicles.
Siemens is a digital pioneer focusing on the areas of electrification and automation.
They partner with customers to unleash their business potential using our energy-efficient, resource-saving technology and digital know how.
Siemens’ technical expertise, comprehensive portfolio and long-standing experience are helping to pioneer a sustainable future across the globe. Find detailed information, news, insights and references on the topic areas that exemplify Siemens’ success in providing state-of-the-art solutions in fields including IT, industry, finance and energy.
Manned and unmanned subsea equipment
MSubs Ltd provide a comprehensive capability in the provision of manned and unmanned subsea equipment and related services. MSubs has been supplying the US military with both manned and unmanned underwater vehicles for a number of years and is considered to be a key supplier to both Department of Defence operational and training Commands and the Office of Naval Research. The NOC, Steatite, MSubs and OXIS are developing the next generation of Lithium Batteries for Marine Autonomous Systems. Through this project, funded by Innovate UK, we expect an improvement of at least 70% against the cells used in the best batteries on the market today with an expectation of achieving a five-fold improvement.
Part of VW Group
SEAT is a Spanish OEM and part of the Volkwagen Group with products oriented according to its brand values: Design, Young-spririted and Dynamic. OXIS partner with SEAT in the ALISE project, a pan European collaboration focused on the development and commercial scale-up of new materials as well as understanding the electrochemical processes involved in lithium sulfur technology, culminating in an ultra-light weight battery for a SEAT vehicle for testing on-track and public roads.
Safran is an international high-technology group and tier 1 supplier of systems and equipment in the aerospace and defense markets.
Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees worldwide, and logged sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Comprising a number of companies, Safran holds, alone or in partnership, world or European leadership positions in its markets. Safran undertakes extensive Research & Development programs to keep pace with its fast-evolving markets, including expenditures of 1.4 billion euros in 2017.
In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Together with Zodiac Aerospace, Safran has more than 91,000 employees and would have around €21 billion in adjusted revenue (pro forma 2016).
Energy Efficient Performance
Williams Advanced Engineering is the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group. The company provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing and manufacturing services to deliver energy efficient performance to customers. The capabilities of Williams Advanced Engineering’s people in new materials, electrification and battery technology, aerodynamics and thermodynamics, business performance and specialist low volume manufacturing apply across all sectors, including from automotive and motorsport to aerospace and defence or energy and sports science to healthcare.
Working in close collaboration with its customers, Williams Advanced Engineering helps meet the engineering challenges of the 21st century, mobility, sustainability and efficiency.
World’s leading mail and logistics company
The Group is focused on being the first choice for customers, employees and investors in its core business activities worldwide. It makes a positive contribution to the world by connecting people and enabling global trade while being committed to responsible business practices, purposeful environmental activities and corporate citizenship.
Delivering Excellence through Innovation & Technology
Ricardo is a global engineering and strategic, technical and environmental consultancy business with a value chain that includes the niche manufacture and assembly of high-performance products. Our 100 years of commitment to research and development empowers Ricardo’s team of over 2,700 professional engineers, consultants, scientists and support staff to deliver class-leading and innovative products and services for the benefit of our customers, which include the world’s major transportation original equipment manufacturers and operators, supply chain organisations, energy companies, financial institutions and government agencies.
OXIS Energy worked with Ricardo, Imperial College and Cranfield University, to develop a revolutionary Lithium Sulfur vehicle battery and Energy System Controller as part of a 3-year project, funded by Innovate UK.