LiNa Energy on Energy Tech Startups

Nada Ahmed

Jason Ethier

In this episode, we sit down with Will Tope, Chief Commercial Officer, from LiNa Energy, an energy tech startup focusing on a unique battery technology. Will shares insights into why their solution is different from traditional lithium-ion batteries, the challenges and opportunities they’re seeing in the market, and the company’s journey so far.

Key Takeaways:

  • LiNa Energy aims to tackle the limitations of traditional lithium-ion batteries by introducing a new type of battery chemistry targeted at long duration storage.
  • One of the main challenges is the inability of existing technologies to efficiently store and use low-cost, low-carbon electrons during peak demand hours.
  • LiNa Energy’s solution involves a novel ceramic electrolyte, which not only makes the system safer but also allows for automated, low-cost manufacturing. This technology comes from years of insight and development from the fuel cell industry.
  • Uniquely Lithium-sodium technologies manage heat differently and don’t require the same heat management of traditional batteries.
    While they are still in the development stage, they have already demonstrated effective thermal performance and are attracting interest from investors.
  • Will suggests that energy storage is topping the list of investment priorities for Corporate Venture Capitals (CVCs), highlighting its importance in the market.

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