LiNa-Scale project marks critical point in commercialisation journey

  • FEIP grant follows recent successful fund raise, and supports LiNa’s activities to scale up manufacturing
  • The implementation of a pilot-scale production facility marks an important milestone in LiNa’s route to full commercialisation

Having recently secured equity funding, LiNa Energy is delighted to announce it has also received funding from the Future Economy Investor Partnership (FEIP). This funding will support the LiNa-Scale project which will establish the company’s first automated pilot-scale production facility. The project commenced on 1 February 2024 and will run for 18 months.

This year, LiNa commenced a 10 kWhr pilot with a strategic Indian partner, connecting a distribution-scale sodium battery energy storage system to the Indian grid, and has a growing portfolio of projects around the world with commercial-scale demonstrations planned throughout 2024 and beyond. The new facility will be used to scale-up output of LiNa’s proprietary solid-state sodium batteries to meet this demand.

LiNa-Scale continues the work in the previous LiNa-Power project and completes pilot design and pre-FEED work undertaken in 2023.

Kris Barr, Operations Director said: “This marks an important milestone for LiNa. By the end of the project, LiNa’s weekly cell production will have increased 40-fold with the automated pilot line operating at approximately a tenth of the cost of lab-scale production. Such developments set LiNa up to successfully meet the demand we’ve seen grow in the market for longer-duration energy storage systems.”

LiNa-Scale is funded by the Future Economy Investor Partnership (SME round) in partnership with UKRI’s Faraday Battery Challenge and delivered by Innovate UK, project reference number 10095172