Xerion Advanced Battery

Development and engineering of advanced nano-structured battery systems

Xerion Battery was founded to develop and commercialize next generation ultra high power, high energy lithium ion batteries. We are developing scalable manufacturing methods to bring this exciting product to market.

Xerion initially plans to supply markets with millions of batteries per year utilizing fabrication methods that are highly analogous to current battery manufacturing techniques. This will yield cost competitive solutions via limited manufacturing complexity.

Xerion plans on providing batteries that have been tuned for various applications, some of which will require more power than others. We are working with industrial partners to understand their fundamental needs and craft solutions that will yield the highest possible market share.

  • Xerion Advanced Battery

    Development and engineering of advanced nano-structured battery systems

    Xerion Battery was founded to develop and commercialize next generation ultra high power, high energy lithium ion batteries. We are creating scalable manufacturing methods to bring this exciting product to market.

    Xerion initially plans to supply markets with millions of batteries per year utilizing fabrication methods that are highly analogous to current battery manufacturing techniques. This will yield cost competitive solutions via limited manufacturing complexity.

    Xerion plans on providing batteries that have been tuned for various applications, some of which will require more power than others. We are working with industrial partners to understand their fundamental needs and craft solutions that will yield the highest possible market share.

  • Technology Overview

    What makes our batteries better

    While advancement in battery technology has been steady, most of this advancement has been evolutionary in nature, based upon refinement in electrode materials and chemistries, and incremental advances in electrolyte stability. However, even with these advances, today’s commercial batteries still charge slowly, provide inadequate power, insufficient capacity and poor safety for today’s rapidly growing portable power needs.

    One of the primary problems with current battery designs is that slow ion transport through the battery limits the electrochemical reaction speed and thus the charge and discharge rates. By focusing on new electrode architectures that Xerion Advanced Battery ("XAB") believes will increase electrochemical reaction speeds, the XAB team, led by Dr. Paul Braun of the University of Illinois, is working towards creating a technology that reduces the time necessary to charge and discharge the battery and increases the power density of the battery, while also improving battery safety and capacity.

    "New technology has potential to charge electric car batteries in minutes, cell phone batteries in seconds" - Read the press release

    XAB is working on the development of a structure it believes could simultaneously reduce the diffusion length for both ion and electron transport, enabling fast reaction speed. XAB believes the new architecture could also accommodate the use of high capacity chemistries that exhibit significant volumetric changes during cycling, allowing development of new battery chemistries that retain excellent high power properties, while dramatically maintaining battery capacity per unit volume.

  • StructurePore Battery

    Nanotechnology to increase ion transport and energy extraction

    Xerion Advanced Battery, instead of focusing only on electrode material or electrolyte composition, is exploring a unique and novel method of using nanotechnology to increase ion transport and energy extraction. This process produces a porous structure, on the sub-micrometer scale, called StructurePore.

    Current battery technologies are known to suffer from slow movement of charged molecules through the battery, thus limiting the charge and discharge rate of the battery. Xerion's StructurePore architecture reduces ion and electron diffusion times inside the battery electrodes, removing this slow movement. This feature of the StructurePore architecture, when combined with modern Li-ion battery chemistries, could create a new battery that not only maintaining energy capacity, but also displays revolutionary power densities—dramatically reducing both charge and discharge times compared to rechargeable batteries on the market today.

    XAB feels a fully-developed battery with this unique combination of properties could have significant impact across a wide range of industries. Consider the possibilities of a full laptop recharge between plane changes at the airport, an electric vehicle that could be recharged in the time it takes to currently fill your car with gas, or dramatically smaller footprints of large scale batteries for alternative energy storage, as examples.

  • Potential Applications

    Market segments

    Xerion Advanced Battery believes there are a number of desirable applications across market segments, including the following:

    • Military applications where greatly enhanced performance at a much lower weight is highly desirable.
    • Portable electronic devices especially the rapidly growing mobility market for laptops, netbooks, and phones.
    • Automobile application for electric, gasoline hybrid, and fuel cell hybrid vehicles
    • Remote control helicopters, planes, cars and robotics.
    • Grid storage, backup and high power load redundancy.
  • Strategic Partnerships

    We are seeking alliances

    Xerion Advanced Battery Corp is seeking strategic partner alliances in the following sectors:

    • Power storage / distribution
    • Power tools
    • Consumer electronics
    • Military
    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Medical

    Contact us at info@xerionbattery.com

  • Management Summary

    Founders and Management Team

    The Xerion Advanced Battery Corp, founders and management team are respected scientists, technologists and business management professionals with a single objective of researching, developing and delivering advanced nanoscience‐based innovations.

    The founding members of Xerion Advanced Battery Corp, reside from diverse yet complimentary sectors within the science & technology industries, which bring years of experience and management expertise.

    Advanced nano‐structured materials have applications across many industries and technology sectors. Several members of the Xerion’s executive management team have worked at a national level with members of Congress, Department of Defense personnel, all four branches of the US Military and leaders in the commercial sectors including the medical, technology, financial and aerospace industries.

  • Careers

    Exciting Opportunities

    Xerion is looking for dediated, ehtusiastic professionals.

    We pride ourselves on our culture. Xerion uses a team driven environment to develop, refine and execute all tasks. Whole person, tangible and intangible qualifications are taken into account for all hiring decisions. As a result, team members work in a friendly, challenging environment that pulls on all their skills.

    We are looking for materials scientists, materials engineers, electrochemists, and/or students with experience in tape casting, battery fabrication/testing, and/or colloid science. Interested parties may submit a resume to careers@xerionbattery.com

General Information

Xerion Advanced Battery Corp.
60 Hazelwood Dr
Champaign IL 61820
P: +1 (720) 229-0697
F: +1 (866) 242-1069
info@xerionbattery.com