At Group14, we’re committed to playing an essential role in helping the world transition to this all-electric future. But as we see it, the electrification of everything can only be achieved through step-change advancements in battery technology today, not tomorrow. We designed our entire business, from the lab up, to be able to rapidly commercially scale the manufacturing of our advanced silicon-based battery material, SCC55™, to effect change the second we began manufacturing it. SCC55™ helps transform lithium-ion batteries into lithium-silicon batteries that are up to 50% more energy dense, and can charge in minutes instead of hours.
We call ourselves the electrification of everything company and we don’t take this claim lightly. The implications of Group14’s commercially available battery technology are vast: electric vehicles (EVs) and all mobility technology that utilizes batteries can now last longer and charge much faster, making them more appealing to consumer and OEM demand. The net of our breakthrough battery technology is remarkable for any individual application (i.e., EVs reaching cost parity with gasmobiles).
But the net, net of what we’re doing at Group14 is much larger. We’ve invented a battery material that can help usher in a new era of electrified innovations across all sectors and touch every aspect of our lives. We are helping to radically accelerate the global transition away from fossil fuels. No matter the battery platform: lithium-silicon, solid-state, or lithium air, our materials will enhance it. We see a world where everything that can be powered by a battery is powered by a rechargeable battery that lasts a long time, charges rapidly, and is fed energy from a renewable electric grid.
Video Transcription: Group14 VP of Global Market Strategy, Grant Ray
Electrification has a lot of different demands: it has demands that come from consumers, it has demands that come from manufacturers, it has demands that come from financial markets. And really, at Group14 we’re focused on a single material that can meet all of those demands, whether it’s extreme fast charging, eradicating range anxiety through amazing battery life, to a drop in material that can do all of this today, to really being able to scale alongside our partners with drop-in factories to deliver these materials so that they themselves can scale to meet the demands of their customers.
When I personally dig into what the electrification of everything means, how we power things is of course at the core of it. But it’s also how we make that jump to a new technology that really changes the way we do everything in our lives and the way everything that we make comes back to us full circle.
For the past 150 years or so, that has been fossil fuels. And whether it is the clothes we wear or the tables we sit at for our meals, all of it is in some shape or another manufactured or delivered through fossil power.
When I really seek something that can help me, at least as a human, go to that new era, it’s here at Group14—focusing on battery materials to shift us to an era of electrification, so that we continue to have clear skies and we can really allow ourselves to strategically diversify what our needs are and how we deliver on these needs to power our lives.