Inaugural Awards Supercharge Australia’s Lithium Battery Innovation

Supercharging Australia

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.

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