Rutgers EcoComplex, the university’s Clean Energy Innovation Center, and Nuvvon, a start-up innovator in the development of solid state battery materials, has announced a new partnership that integrates the company for Offshore Wind (OSW) applications. Through the EcoComplex’s WindIgnite Offshore Wind Supply Chain Accelerator Program, Nuvvon and Rutgers will advance their shared goals and objectives in the fields of renewable energy storage and sustainable development. Support for WindIgnite is provided by Atlantic Shores.
This strategic partnership brings together the expertise and resources of both organizations to drive innovation and positive impact in their respective focus areas. It will also focus on developing and commercializing Nuvvon Inc.’s innovative solutions that contribute to sustainable OSW supply chain development as it relates to energy storage in an effort to address some of the world’s most pressing environmental and societal challenges.
Nuvvon Inc. is developing solid-state energy battery materials and batteries, which are ideally suited for energy storage applications due to cheaper cost per unit energy compared to current technology lithium-ion batteries. These batteries also can pack more energy into a given volume or weight. Most importantly, unlike liquid electrolyte batteries, Nuvvon technology is fire resistant so can be safety used close to buildings, simplifying the supporting local grid network.
“We are excited that Nuvvon Inc. is joining our accelerator program. We have provided Rutgers EcoComplex’s business incubation and acceleration supports to numerous clean technology companies to date and we are confident that we will provide invaluable support to Nuvvon Inc. through our WindIgnite Accelerator Program,” said Serpil Guran, director of Rutgers EcoComplex.
“Nuvvon is determined to be in the vanguard of this energy revolution in its home state of New Jersey, providing batteries and battery materials to support wind and solar energy generation. We are thrilled to be joining Rutgers EcoComplex’s WindIgnite Accelerator Program to advance our efforts in solid state battery development and contribute to WindIgnite’s efforts on OSW and supply chain development activities,” said Jonathan Lex, Nuvvon Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer.
“Energy storage is essential in efficient utilization of renewable energy. The collaboration will help drive innovation in renewable energy storage where Nuvvon Inc. can play an essential role,” Guran added.
According to the International Energy Agency, the prospects for battery storage systems look set to improve as advances in technological innovation and new business models emerge, enabling fair access to markets. The need to properly value the high performance of battery storage systems, including their accurate and fast frequency response, is one aspect of a broader need for wholesale electricity market reform in the face of rapidly evolving power systems.
About Nuvvon Inc.
Nuvvon, a solid state battery materials company, is based out of the Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown, New Jersey. Since 2017, the company has driven nanotech research to develop a series of new to the world polymers that can be used in the manufacture of next generation solid state batteries.
About Rutgers EcoComplex:
The EcoComplex “Clean Energy Innovation Center” and business is dedicated to moving inventions from the lab to successful real-world applications and to promote New Jersey as a center for clean energy and environmental innovations and enterprises. Rutgers EcoComplex has recently announced its WindIgnite Accelerator Program to support underrepresented small business, startups and innovators.