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Unlike lithium-ion batteries, Faradion’s sodium-ion batteries have exceptional thermal stability and safety. (File photo used for representational purpose).
Unlike lithium-ion batteries, Faradion’s sodium-ion batteries have exceptional thermal stability and safety. (File photo used for representational purpose).

Faradion bags first sodium-ion battery order from ICM Australia, eyes India next

  • Sodium-ion batteries, owing to its exceptional superiority over lithium-ion batteries, are likely to revolutionise the automobile sector.
  • Faradion is actively exploring manufacturing presence in India for its sodium-ion batteries for diversified applications.

Faradion Ltd., world leader in sodium-ion battery technology, has announced its first order from ICM Australia. sodium-ion batteries, owing to its exceptional superiority over lithium-ion batteries, are likely to revolutionise the automobile/mobility, storage and mobile sectors across the world.

Faradion’s sodium-ion technology provides similar performance to conventional chemistries, while replacing expensive materials such as cobalt and lithium with the far more abundant sodium. Unlike lithium-ion batteries, Faradion’s sodium-ion batteries have exceptional thermal stability and safety. Further they can be safely transported and maintained at zero volts.

India is one of the largest markets for mobile devices across the world. Recently the country has also demonstrated significant progress in the adoption of EV (Electric Vehicle) technology, making it a priority market for Faradion.

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Further, as the world seeks out alternatives to China-dependent Lithium-ion batteries, Faradion’s sodium-ion based technology offers a promising solution. In line with this, Faradion is actively exploring manufacturing presence in India for its sodium-ion batteries for diversified applications.

Having seen significant interest in regions such as the US, Europe and India due to its performance, safety and price point, Mr. James Quinn, CEO of Faradion says Australasia is the next logical region for Faradion given the market conditions. “Faradion is accelerating large scale industrialisation of its safe, low cost, sodium-ion energy storage technology."

“After Australia, we foresee India as our next priority big market, given the huge growth in mobile devices and a bigger electric mobility market waiting to grow rapidly," Quinn concludes.

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In recent years, Australia and New Zealand have demonstrated a steady uptake in battery storage in residential, commercial and grid scale applications due to factors including significant reductions in the cost of storage and solar systems; increasing cost of electricity, concerns about blackouts and financial incentives and policies from the government.

Speaking about this order from ICM Australia, Mr. Thomas Gregson, ICM Australia Investment Director said, “This order represents a first step for an Australian company to commercialise world leading sodium-ion technology, and we’re pleased to be offering a premium product that is safe and price competitive to the Australasian market." “We have seen large interest in energy storage solutions recently and believe the Faradion technology can provide, in a sustainable way, the energy security customers require at attractive ROIs," Gregson adds.

ICM Australia expects a range of world class Faradion sodium-ion batteries to be available for the Australasian market later in the year. Faradion is the world leader in sodium-ion battery technology that provides low cost, high performance, safe and sustainable energy. Its proprietary technology delivers leading-edge, cost effective solutions for a broad range of applications; including mobility, energy storage, back-up power and energy in remote locations.

Faradion’s patented zero-volt capability, enables the safe transportation and maintenance of sodium-ion batteries. The wide operating temperature range, high energy density and fast charge/discharge capability combine to offer a next generation, drop-in solution. Its sodium-ion batteries contain no cobalt, no lithium and no copper, resulting in a safe and sustainable, cost-effective, high performance technology.

Australia ICM is an Australian based privately owned business/investment group that specialises in developing businesses and brands in industrial products, food and agribusiness globally.

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