LiNa Energy and Imperial College London collaboration

LiNa Energy is delighted to announce that it recently agreed terms with Imperial College for a four-year industry-sponsored research program that will bring important benefits to LiNa.

Under the supervision of Professor Stephen Skinner and Dr Ainara Aguadero, the doctoral-level research will further explore LiNa’s solid-state separator sodium-nickel-chloride battery chemistry using world-leading analytical equipment.

We are excited to have agreed this important collaboration. This pioneering research is challenging as it requires extremely specialised equipment and constant guidance from specialised experts. The results will increase our fundamental understanding on aspects of the battery chemistry and enable LiNa to continue to be on the forefront of this low-cost, safe, and technically advanced battery type that will ultimately revolutionise the EV and grid sectors.

– Dr Gene Lewis, CEO of LiNa

Professor Stephen Skinner, Director of the EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials (CDT-ACM) and supervisor said: “I am delighted that we are partnering with LiNa Energy on an exciting investigation of the electrode-electrolyte interfaces in the innovative new battery technology that LiNa are developing.

“This represents a fantastic opportunity to move towards the global goal of a net zero carbon economy, and we are excited to be developing fundamental materials understanding of Na battery technology using the unique set of characterisation techniques that are available at Imperial College London”.