Sakuu Debuts High Energy Li-Metal Cypress™ Battery Cell Chemistry for Manufacturing License

23 May 2023

Sakuu Corporation a transformative additive manufacturing and battery technology company, and creator of the disruptive Kavian™ platform solution for the commercial-scale production of next-generation batteries and other complex active devices, is today launching its safer, high energy, high power density Li-Metal Cypress™ cell chemistry for manufacturing licensing.

“Our proprietary lithium-metal battery chemistry delivers key cell performance and safety attributes that enable a new paradigm in battery manufacturing and energy storage,” said Sakuu Founder and CEO Robert Bagheri. “We are pleased to launch our Cypress cell chemistry for licensing to today’s battery manufacturers, using roll-to-roll manufacturing technology. We at Sakuu are excited to enable the acceleration of electrification for mobility and other markets.”

Cypress Performance Characteristics

Sakuu’s Cypress cell chemistry is now complete and ready for market. Cypress delivers a combination of impressive performance characteristics for innovative battery manufacturers, notably:

High power: 8C pulse discharge, 3C continuous discharge
Energy density: 750+ Wh/l
Industry-standard certification procedures are underway for Sakuu’s Cypress cell chemistry product including UN/UL testing. Samples of our 5Ah pouch cells are available from Sakuu’s Silicon Valley battery pilot line facility.

Proprietary Li-Metal Electrochemistry Makes Cells Scalable and Safe

“Lithium-metal battery chemistries produce increased energy density and additional performance benefits, but typically present development challenges due to high reactivity,” said Sakuu Senior Vice President Arwed Niestroj, a veteran within the automotive industry. “With Cypress, Sakuu has solved these issues through novel electrochemistry, making lithium-metal chemistry ready for scalable production. The compatibility with 3D-printing will further enhance the effective use of battery packaging volume with new and unique approaches to thermal management. Li-Metal cells have advantages that Sakuu has made attainable, scalable, and safe. Manufacturers can now license this technology.”

This year, Sakuu has announced several notable achievements in battery innovation, including the first fully functional 3D printed lithium-metal battery, the first 3D printed patterned lithium-metal anode, and the first 3D printed lithium-metal battery in a custom form factor.