Moore's Law for Batteries

In 1885, Karl Benz developed the first practical automobile. In 1913, Henry Ford created the first mass-produced automobile, ending thousands of years of horse-drawn transportation.


100 years later, another seismic disruption is taking place. High altitude drones in stratosphere are beaming 5G to rural areas. Sustainable EVs are replacing gasoline vehicles at an unprecedented rate. Aerial vehicles (eVTOLs) are addressing urban traffic jams. Drones are delivering emergency medical supplies to remote villages. At the core is a new battery technology with far greater safety, energy density, fast charge capability and intelligence, one that is Beyond Li-ion.


New battery technologies are extremely rare. In the past 150 years, energy density doubles just once every 30 years (Moore’s Law in Battery). The last time was Sony’s commercialization of Li-ion in 1991, which won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “…they created the right conditions for a wireless and fossil fuel-free society, and brought the greatest benefit to humankind…”

Li-Metal uses the lightest metal on the periodic table, lithium metal, and offers significantly better energy density (2X), safety, fast charge capability and intelligence than Li-ion.


The SES Li-Metal Ecosystem

SES is the world’s leading researcher, developer and manufacturer of Li-Metal technologies and products. And we are building a complete ecosystem of materials, cells, modules, AI  Battery Management Systems (BMS), and recycling. 

  • Materials: World’s leader with proprietary technology, strong IP portfolio, and large-scale manufacturing capabilities in thin lithium foil, high purity salt and high concentration electrolyte.

  • Cells: World’s leader in Li-Metal cell design, engineering, and manufacturing. Currently building more Li-Metal cells than the rest of the world combined.

  • Modules: World’s leader in Li-Metal pack/module design, engineering, and manufacturing.

  • AI BMS: Integrating machine learning, the world’s largest data pool for Li-Metal cells/modules/packs, and a fundamental physical understanding of failure mechanisms into a BMS that can predict safety incidents, monitor cell life, and improve overall performance.

  • Recycling: Turning cycled mossy lithium back into lithium compounds which can be used to produce fresh lithium materials such as salt, cathode, and ingot.


SES has operations in both Boston and Shanghai, leveraging a global supply chain and talent force to build an entire Li-Metal ecosystem.


The SES Li-Metal ecosystem can be utilized in many exciting applications including space communications using High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS), drone deliveries, and manned electric transportation both on land (EV) and in the air (eVTOL). HAPS and drones are initial markets to validate and improve the technology and build a steady revenue source, the final goal is to power EV and eVTOL.   

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