Ambri’s Liquid Metal Battery System Set to Launch in 2024 with UL Safety Certification

By: | October 2nd, 2023

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Ambri, a leading provider of long-duration Liquid Metal battery storage systems, has exciting news to share. The company recently obtained safety certification from UL Solutions, a renowned expert in applied safety science, for its upcoming generation of battery cells.

Ambri’s Liquid Metal battery cells have been officially certified in accordance with UL 1973, the recognized standard for Batteries for Use in Stationary and Motive Auxiliary Power Applications. This certification signifies that Ambri’s next-generation battery cells have successfully met all the relevant safety requirements.

David Bradwell, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Ambri, expressed the significance of this achievement, stating, “The certification marks a major milestone for the commercialization of our Liquid Metal battery technology, by giving the seal of approval that our next-generation, double-capacity cells meet the highest safety standards.” He added, “Our recently announced collaboration with Xcel Energy will showcase the high-performance of this next-generation cell and sends a message to the industry that our technology is advancing to meet market and customer demands without compromising on safety and reliability.”

Safety and reliability have always been at the forefront of Ambri’s mission to design and manufacture its Liquid Metal battery system. Notably, this innovative system utilizes readily available, commercial-grade raw materials, making it both practical and sustainable.

Ambri has also recently unveiled a groundbreaking collaboration with Xcel Energy, marking a significant milestone in the utility sector. Xcel Energy is set to become the first utility company to deploy Ambri’s pioneering Liquid Metal battery system. This partnership will involve joint testing of a 300kWh system at SolarTAC in Aurora, Colorado, spanning a 12-month evaluation period. The battery system incorporates Ambri’s next-generation battery cell, which boasts more than double the energy capacity of its predecessor. Anticipated to be fully operational by 2024, this system will leverage the GridNXT Microgrid Platform to seamlessly integrate multiple generation sources, including wind and solar, along with inverters, load banks, three-phase distribution connections, and communication systems.

With this certification under its belt, Ambri is poised to continue its expansion into new markets and the execution of additional projects. The future holds promising developments as Ambri’s Liquid Metal battery system continues to redefine energy storage solutions.

Ashton Henning

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