Eleven Australian lithium battery start-ups and innovators will receive recognition and help to build Australia’s role in the global US$400 billion lithium battery market – with four outstanding winners to be announced at the inaugural Supercharge Australia Innovation Challenge Awards.
What Supercharge Australia Innovation Challenge Awards
When Thursday 30 March, 2023 Doors open 5:00pm Ceremony hosted by Dan Ilic at 6:30pm
Where EnergyLab Sydney 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale Book ticket
Why Despite producing almost 60% of the world’s lithium, Australia retains less than 1% of the US$400 billion and rising annual product value, with 98% of the lithium mined in Australia being refined overseas.
Organised by Supercharge Australia, a project of the partnership between EnergyLab and New Energy Nexus to develop a supportive ecosystem for lithium battery innovation, allowing more value to be captured in Australia across the supply chain.
The Award judges are:
- Katerina Kimmorley, Head of Commercial and Investments, Boundless
- Megan Fisher, CEO, EnergyLab
- Dr Adam Best, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
- Danny Kennedy, Chief Energy Officer, New Energy Nexus
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Meet the 11 finalists, selected from a field of 19:
- EV FireSafe for Business, co-founded by firefighters to provide electric vehicle (EV) fire and safety knowledge for everyone working with electrified transport
- FARSTE DRIVE – Geelong-based, developed a cost-effective hub motor to counter EV motor inefficiency and allow internal combustion engine vehicles to be converted to EVs
- Gelion – Sydney-based, battery storage innovator developing new lithium-sulfur and lithium-silicon-sulfur technologies to improve battery performance, cost and safety
- The Good Car Company, founded in Hobart, provides affordable EVs through bulk-buys, direct sales and subscription. They import new and second-hand EVs to help drive a second-hand EV market in Australia
- Prohelion, founded in Brisbane, designs and sells battery monitoring systems, bespoke lightweight high-power battery solutions, accessories, monitoring and consulting services;
- Renewable Metals, based in Perth, recycles lithium batteries using a novel technology to recover 6 critical metals – lithium, nickel, cobalt, copper, manganese, and graphite – from end-of-life batteries minimising waste by-products
- Roev, converts large fleets of utes to electric, solving unmet demand and managing energy usage
- Sicona Battery Technologies uses a University of Wollongong-developed technology to produce next gen battery materials technology used in the anodes of lithium-ion batteries for electric-mobility and storage of renewable energy
- Sustainable Lithium Cells Australia – Brisbane-based, enables lithium battery recycling and reduces the carbon footprint of lithium battery construction and provides a cost-effective supply of good condition second-life cells for use in e-mobility and energy projects
- Syenta by the Australian National University, which makes multi-material additive manufacturing devices for electronics such as solar cells, batteries, sensors, and circuit boards with high resolution and high speed
- Vaulta – Brisbane-based, makes recyclable and repairable high-performance batteries.