How can one tiny piece of IP save you a lot of gas money? You’ll find out on this episode of The Dales Report, and how a company called Volt Carbon Technologies is vertically integrating, making a lithium-ion battery right in Canada, where they hope to source the materials.
We’re thrilled once again to welcome back V-Bond Lee, Chief Technology Officer of Volt Carbon Technologies (TSXV: VCT). Be sure to check out some of our previous interviews with V-Bond Lee, as Volt Carbon Technologies’ new method of graphite production is as exciting as their battery production.
Big news for investors too: Volt Carbon Technologies just got an uplisting on the OTC, which is great for prospective American investors.
Solid Ultrabattery Handles Battery Production For Volt Carbon Technologies
Volt Carbon Technologies focuses on carbon sciences and battery technology, and is in the process of developing a new proprietary system which could revolutionize the refinement of materials critical for manufacturing EV batteries – using air.
But Volt Carbon Technologies also has a subsidiary company called Solid Ultrabattery, based in Guelph, ON. It’s a 10,000 square foot facility with six employees that went operational at the beginning of 2022. Solid Ultrabattery just recently produced its first eight-layer lithium-ion battery pouch cells for Volt Carbon Technologies.
Right now, they make batteries in about 1500-2000 square feet of the location, but the plant is getting ready for the next round of expansion. A process engineer is assisting with taking them to the next level, preparing for commercialization.
Custom Commercialization Opportunities For Volt Carbon Technologies’ Batteries To Begin With
V-Bond Lee says that in the short term, Volt Carbon Technologies is likely to look at custom commercialization opportunities for a battery produced at the Guelph plant.
“You don’t want to build millions of these batteries at the start; you want to test on the technology, you want to look at small applications to start with,” he explains. Right now, the applications being examined are for aerospace and drones. But over time, with more equipment coming and time to perfect, there’ll be some exciting products.
V-Bond also says that while small OEM battery development and contract work may help bring revenue, there’s also an opportunity in analyzing a battery and providing engineering expertise to other companies as a third party contractor.
In The Race For A Fast-Charging Car Battery, Volt Carbon Technologies’ Says Lithium-Ion The Best Choice
Despite all the different kinds of battery technology available, there’s only one real choice for vehicles.
“I can say, lithium ion is not going away. When you look at all the battery technologies out there, aluminum, aluminum layer, iron, saltwater, all those technologies do not have the potential of lithium because lithium is right on the it’s on the left hand corner of the periodic table,” says V-Bond Lee. “And it’s a enables you to generate the highest amount of voltage per cell.”
Don’t miss watching the video interview to see V-Bond Lee explain the component parts of lithium-ion batteries, including the separator that keeps the anode and cathode apart while allowing ions to move – something he says is a huge step forward in safety. And where Volt Carbon Technologies goes from this battery? Find out when you watch the full interview!