On March 17, battery anode product start-up Tanovus revealed the effective conclusion of its Pre-A round funding, with financial investments amounting to 10s of countless yuan led by IDG Capital. The business has actually verified that it will quickly invite A round funding.
The advancement of electrical automobiles and customer electronic devices, which count on lithium-ion batteries as their energy supply, has actually been quickly growing. The capability of the conventional graphite anode utilized in traditional lithium-ion batteries has actually reached its theoretical optimum of 372 mAh/g. As an outcome, it is no longer able to fulfill the increasing need from customers for longer driving varieties and faster charging abilities.
Presently, the silicon-carbon anode, which provides a very high energy density, is typically considered the next generation of anode product after graphite. Its application still deals with some difficulties that are challenging to get rid of, such as high growth, low cycle life, and high expense.
Developed in December 2019, Tanovus’s TANO3D innovation enables the accurate synthesis of brand-new, manageable three-dimensional micro-nano products. These products can be utilized to establish silicon-carbon anodes, sodium-carbon anodes, and lithium fast-charging carbon anodes.
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Tanovus creator Chen Shucheng is a graduate of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University and has actually co-authored more than 40 academic posts and patents connected to brand-new products. The business likewise utilizes professionals from business such as Toyota, paint options company Sherwin-Williams, and US-based Johnson & & Johnson. Presently, Tanovus has a lab in Silicon Valley, in addition to functional and speculative centers in Beijing and Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.
Chen said, “The development of silicon-carbon innovation has actually reached an advancement point, and lots of business in the U.S. have actually begun screening. Tanovus is developing brand-new products instead of changing existing ones, which offers us a substantial benefit.”
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