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Custom-engineered materials for high energy-density lithium-ion batteries

The problem

Users strive for higher density and cheaper Li-ion batteries. Silicon nanomaterials, especially nanowires, are considered by the industry to be the shortest path to double the capacity of batteries. However, today’s manufacturing processes are far too capital intensive and too costly for silicon nanowires to achieve large market adoption.

Our solution

enwires develops unique silicon nanowired materials for battery electrodes. Our proprietary manufacturing process yields precisely calibrated silicon nanowire at an extremely competitive cost and is fully compatible with large-scale production.

Building on this competitive advantage, enwires aims at becoming a leader in high performance materials for new generations of Li-ion batteries, ultimately for electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

enwires products for technologies enabling the Third Industrial Revolution.

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“The five pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution are (1) shifting to renewable energy; (2) transforming the building stock of every continent into micro–power plants to collect renewable energies on site; (3) deploying hydrogen and other storage technologies in every building and throughout the infrastructure to store intermittent energies; (4) using Internet technology to transform the power grid of every continent into an energy-sharing intergrid that acts just like the Internet (when millions of buildings are generating a small amount of energy locally, on site, they can sell surplus back to the grid and share electricity with their continental neighbors); and (5) transitioning the transport fleet to electric plug-in and fuel cell vehicles that can buy and sell electricity on a smart, continental, interactive power grid.”

Jeremy Rifkin, The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World