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BrightVolt Appoints Dan Squiller to Board of Directors

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REDMOND, Wash., March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — BrightVolt Inc., a global leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of safe, high energy and low cost solid-state lithium-ion batteries utilizing its proprietary single-phase polymer matrix electrolyte (PME®), announces the appointment of Dan Squiller to its Board of Directors. With more than 30 years of leadership experience in executive roles as well as technical expertise in energy storage technologies, Squiller will play a crucial role in guiding BrightVolt as it enters the next phase of technology development and commercialization.

Squiller is an established leader with notable expertise in technology commercialization and global market expansion, manufacturing facility setup, supply chain development, and technology and product development programs with automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. As the CEO of Aquam Corporation, a global clean-tech firm, as well as success at recognized companies including Lambda, Invensys plc, Scientific Atlanta, St. Bernard Software, ZincFive, and Verengo Solar, Squiller has an impressive record of building and growing technology and infrastructure companies.

“Dan brings extensive technical and leadership experience in the energy storage industry to our Board of Directors,” said Todd Peters, CEO of BrightVolt. “As we move to the next stage of product development of our disruptive new lithium-ion battery products, Dan’s guidance will be invaluable to bring our products to the market and grow the company.”

“I’m very excited to join BrightVolt’s board and work with a company that is bringing innovative battery solutions to the electric vehicle (EV) and consumer electronics marketplace,” noted Dan Squiller. “I have seen and participated in the evolution of battery technology over the past 30 years, and BrightVolt is bringing truly innovative advances to the market; making high energy density, safe and affordable solid-state batteries a reality. Their patented polymer technology expands the performance and economic envelope of what was previously possible for lithium-ion batteries. I look forward to working with Todd and his leadership team.”

In addition, BrightVolt recently named industry veteran Salil Soman as vice president of business development. Soman has nearly two decades of experience with developing and commercializing multiple different battery chemistries in various applications and markets worldwide.

About BrightVolt

BrightVolt’s mission is to improve the world through smarter battery chemistry. With a state-of-the-art Research and Development Center in Indiana and corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington, BrightVolt is constantly challenging the limits of chemistry, physics, and manufacturing science to support safer, healthier and more powerful new product innovations. BrightVolt’s rechargeable solid-state batteries can power a broad range of applications including hybrid and electric vehicles as well as consumer electronics such as smartphones, laptops, e-readers, drones, medical and wearable devices along with other IoT products. Compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries, BrightVolt’s patented Polymer Matrix Electrolyte (PME®) technology results in batteries with a significantly greater energy density that are cleaner, safer and more environmentally friendly, at a lower total cost of production. To date, BrightVolt has sold over 12 million batteries with customers on every continent in a wide variety of industries including medical, automotive, industrial, and consumer products.

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June 2018 Newsletter

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Hello BrightVolt Partners,

We have some exciting news to share as we head into the summer months.

We are currently executing on our mission to improve the world through smarter battery chemistry. Through our proprietary Polymer Matrix Electrolyte (PME®), our Solid-State batteries offer substantially greater energy density and thermal stability. When compared to best- selling liquid lithium-ion batteries, BrightVolt Solid-State Batteries (SSB) with PME® is the ideal alternative, particularly for customers in the consumer electronic and EV markets.

We are making great progress on the development of our solid-state rechargeable battery and these are some of the milestones we’ve achieved and more by the close of Q3:

  • We have demonstrated excellent energy density and cycling capability of our solid-state electrolyte PME chemistry at our new R&D facility
  • Our rechargeable Solid-State batteries are expected to debut end of Q3 2018 with a sampling of our 50mAh product line, larger cells are already in development as well.
  • We’ve added talented new battery scientists as well as new tools and equipment to augment the expansion and development capabilities for our rechargeable SSB and to increase our overall development and testing footprint.


Want to work on cutting edge Solid-State technologies for EVs? We are looking for a Senior Battery Design Engineer with industry experience. Send resume humanresources@brightvolt.com.  To view all job postings please see at link.

We will be delivering more exciting news in the next few months. Stay tuned.

Wishing you and your family a pleasant summer ahead.

The BrightVolt Team

BrightVolt expands R&D capabilities with new equipment

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In Q1 of 2018 BrightVolt added technical personnel and made a substantial investment in new equipment to enhance our solid state battery development. This will help us improve the energy density and performance of our new solid state rechargeable batteries. BrightVolt’s first rechargeable batteries are expected to debut in Q3 of this year.

Our new solid state rechargeable battery product line will benefit from a new Keyence Digital Microscope, a new Metrohm Microcell HD, an additional Arbin 128 channel battery test system, and a new Branson ultrasonic welder.

           

These additional capabilities will:

  • Help improve performance and energy density
  • Reduce development and testing times
  • Aid in ionic conductivity measurement and analysis
  • Assist in analyzing electrode surfaces
  • Help isolate failure mechanisms
  • Document short and long-term battery performance

 

Join our rechargeable update list to receive information on our rechargeable batteries.

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January Newsletter

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Happy New Year to our extended BrightVolt family!

The new year is here and we want to share a couple of the exciting changes at BrightVolt from 2017.  We will continue to hire and expand our capabilities in 2018 and deliver on our mission of providing the world’s thinnest, safest, most flexible thin film batteries and solutions!

BrightVolt has a new R&D Home – We have partnered with the Battery Innovation Center (BIC) in Newberry, Indiana (www.bicindiana.com).  “The BIC”, is a state of the art, $20m facility purpose build to support battery technology innovation. This will provide additional resources for:

  • Development of our new thin-film, RECHARGEABLE, solid state batteries, expected to debut in mid-2018.
  • Expansion of our design and development capabilities for custom batteries.
  • Increased testing capabilities to better serve existing and new customers.

In 2018, Brightvolt will provide custom designs and will continue to scale manufacturing for both our primary and secondary batteries. Look for more news on these topics in the near future.

You can always check our standard sizes and look for more information at www.brightvolt.com.

Good luck to all of our partners who brought incredible new products to market in 2017 and those who will accelerate that trend in 2018!

We look forward to delivering more exciting news in the next couple of months!

Best regards,

The Brightvolt team

BrightVolt Wins Best Eco-Friendly Battery Manufacturer Award

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Recognition for providing cleaner, safer battery energy

LAKELAND, Fla., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BrightVolt Inc., the global leader in the design, development and scale manufacturing of the safest ultra-thin film, flexible batteries, was awarded the 2016 Clean Energy Award for best eco-friendly battery manufacturer. Created by Global Energy News magazine, the 2016 Clean Energy Awards recognize the development and implementation of clean energy solutions.

No Volatile Liquids Means Eco-Friendly Batteries

Unlike traditional lithium-ion batteries that use lithium electrolytes which can be flammable and toxic to the environment, BrightVolt batteries contain no volatile liquids. This patented chemistry makes BrightVolt batteries environmentally safe and minimizes the potential for spontaneous combustion events. BrightVolt batteries can withstand fluctuations in temperature and therefore be heated, custom-designed for use in new form factors, and even printed, without causing damage.

“It’s outstanding for BrightVolt to be recognized for delivering better batteries that are safer for the environment as well as safer for products that now contain potentially flammable materials,” said Todd Peters, BrightVolt CEO. “Our highly proprietary technology – BrightVolt PME® (Polymer Matrix Electrolyte) — also enables cleaner battery chemistry, battery safety, and manufacturing process all critical to sustainable energy.”

Meeting Global Demand for Safer Batteries

As IoT and wearable applications continue to expand, many designers and manufacturers, from Fortune 100 companies to startups, are working with BrightVolt to develop safer, smaller and more flexible batteries to power these devices. BrightVolt has already manufactured more than 10MM ultra-thin film batteries that are used in commercially viable products.

The 2016 Clean Energy Award also recognizes BrightVolt’s rigorous environmental sustainability policies that include commitments to developing products and processes that are safe and environmentally sound, and help preserve resources and the environment. Adherence to sustainability and safety is an integral part of BrightVolt’s ongoing goal to be recognized as a leader in clean energy development.

About Global Energy News
Published quarterly, Global Energy News features the latest deals, appointments, research, news and all you need to know about the latest developments in the energy sector. Industry experts in their field, government and think-tanks from around the world shed light on the issues that matter, with special sections on energy efficiency, infrastructure and technology, oil and gas, renewable energy.

About BrightVolt
BrightVolt is the world’s leader in the design, development and scale manufacturing of safe, ultra-thin film batteries. Our patented Lithium Polymer design allows our batteries to be the thinnest, most flexible and yet maintain the highest energy density to power a wide variety of IoT devices like medical patches, sensor labels and power cards. BrightVolt batteries are environmentally friendly, non-toxic, non- combustible and disposable.

For more information please visit www.BrightVolt.com.

BrightVolt Wins Best New Material Award from IDTechEx Recognizing safe, flexible, customizable BrightVolt batteries for the future of wearables and IoT

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — BrightVolt Inc., the global leader in the design, development and scale manufacturing of the safest ultra-thin film, flexible batteries, has won the Best New Material or Component
Development award from IDTechEx. BrightVolt was recognized at IDTechEx Show! 2016, an annual conference which brings together the latest emerging technologies with global end-user.

“We are extremely pleased and honored to have received this award for the Best New Material or Component Development,” said Todd Peters, BrightVolt CEO. “It is a privilege to work with such an exceptional team on developing safe, flexible, solid-state and customized batteries that are going to help revolutionize the next stage of wearables and IoT technologies. The IoT world needs better, safer batteries.”

Safer Battery Chemistry

The winning IDTechEx award submission, “BrightVolt, The Safest, Most Customized Battery for The Most Revolutionary Wearables,” states that as wearables continue to evolve in size, usability, form factor and diverse power needs, many designers and manufacturers are looking for better energy sources to power their new products.

Unlike lithium-ion batteries which contain a liquid chemistry that can be flammable, and toxic when exposed to the environment, BrightVolt batteries are solid-state and built using their patented battery technology BrightVolt PME® (Polymer Matrix Electrolyte). This technology breakthrough increases reliability, stability, and safety of the battery making them Non-CombustibleNon-ToxicNon-Corrosiveand Disposable.

Battery Innovation at Scale

The patented chemistry, development and manufacturing process, BrightVolt PME®, allows for more rapid development and a more cost effective approach to manufacturing at scale. This proprietary chemistry and manufacturing process has already been employed to manufacture more than 10 million BrightVolt ultra-thin film batteries and is used in commercial ready products.

About BrightVolt
BrightVolt is the world’s leader in the design, development and scale manufacturing of safe, ultra-thin film batteries. Our patented Lithium Polymer design allows our batteries to be the thinnest, most flexible and yet maintain the highest energy density to power a wide variety of IoT devices like medical patches, sensor labels and power cards. BrightVolt batteries are environmentally friendly, non-toxic, non- combustible and disposable. For more information please visit www.BrightVolt.com.

BrightVolt Opens Series B Funding with New Science Ventures Leading Round

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BrightVolt Opens Series B Funding with New Science Ventures Leading Round

Investment fuels BrightVolt advancements in battery technology for global growth, powers new batteries needed for IoT, medical devices and wearables

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 14, 2016 — BrightVolt Inc., the global leader in the design, development and scale manufacturing of ultra-thin film, flexible batteries, announced today the opening of a Series B round of investment. Prominent scientific venture capital firm New Science Ventures is anchoring the round with $5 million.

“There is enormous upside market potential for BrightVolt battery technology in the expanding IoT space, including sensors, labels, medical devices and wearables,” said Todd Peters, BrightVolt CEO. “As the numerous uses for our revolutionary and patented battery chemistry continues to multiply, with this investment so will our ability to meet global market demand. Our partnership with New Science Ventures accelerates our ability to lead new battery development and meet the world’s need for safer, smaller and more powerful batteries.”

BrightVolt will use these Series B funds to prepare for substantial growth in 2017, to continue to build on its patented, core battery technology, Polymer Matrix Electrolyte (PME) and to scale its manufacturing.

“As power requirements for semiconductors keep coming down and IoT applications experience rapid growth, many players are looking for flexible form factors to power these distributed devices,” said Vivek Mohindra, New Science Ventures partner and board member. “BrightVolt’s proprietary technology changes the way batteries are developed, and speed innovations in areas where new types of flexible and safe batteries are needed. Our continued commitment to BrightVolt reflects our strong belief in their industry-leading technology and the current direction of the company.”

Unlike liquid lithium-ion batteries which can be flammable and toxic when exposed to the environment, BrightVolt ultra-thin film, flexible batteries are solid state, meaning they can be heated and laminated onto smart security and payment cards, for example.

BrightVolt’s proprietary technology also provides for more rapid development and a more cost effective approach to printed manufacturing at scale. This scientific technology has been employed to manufacture more than 10 million BrightVolt ultra-thin film batteries and is the foundation for future growth.

BrightVolt is evaluating additional funding from other parties interested in investing in this rapidly expanding market space.

About New Science Ventures
New Science Ventures, LLC (NSV) is a leading venture capital firm focused on building companies that leverage breakthrough science to create extraordinary value. NSV invests in companies using science-based innovations to address market needs in Life Sciences (pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, and diagnostics) and Information Technology (high-performance semiconductors, cellular infrastructure, sensor networks, enterprise software, and storage) sectors.

About BrightVolt
BrightVolt is the world’s leader in the design, development and scale manufacturing of ultra-thin film batteries. Our patented Lithium Polymer design allows our batteries to be the thinnest, most flexible and yet maintain the highest energy density to power a wide variety of IoT devices. Environmentally friendly and made in the US, BrightVolt has sold over 10 million batteries across the globe. www.brightvolt.com.

BrightVolt mentioned in The Kiplinger Letter

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The Kiplinger Letter, Washington D.C., May 27th, 2016 – You’ll be seeing more batteries everywhere in the years ahead…popping up in new applications, making existing products smarter and more versatile, helping the electric grid work more efficiently, etc.

They’ll be smaller, cheaper and more useful than today’s versions…a boon for many industries.

To picture tomorrow’s batteries, think thin: As little as half a millimeter in some cases… so thin they’ll be printed onto rolls of plastic film. That’ll enable mass production and drive down costs.

And think flexible. The tiny, rigid batteries that power small electronic items now will be replaced by ones that bend to fit products of varying shapes. And unlike today’s units, those thin, flexible batteries will tolerate being directly laminated or soldered onto the products that they’ll be powering.

Now think of all the likely uses for them:

Longer-lasting smartphones; smaller, nimbler drones; shipping labels that broadcast an item’s location within the supply chain via radio waves; and more. Go-anywhere batteries will open up whole new lines of products. For instance, look for flexible e-readers that can be rolled up or folded like a magazine. Patches with medical sensors that bend around a patient’s arm. Smart watches with batteries hidden in the band.

Among firms set to cash in on the growing demand for advanced batteries:
Privately held Imprint Energy, BrightVolt and Blue Spark Technologies. One or more could eventually be tempting takeover targets for larger, deep-pocketed tech firms.

Direct Link to The Kiplinger Letter

BrightVolt Awarded Patent for Supported Tab Battery Design

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REDMOND, Wash., May 5, 2016 – BrightVolt, Inc., the industry leader in ultra-thin flexible battery design and manufacturing, announces it has been awarded a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Improved battery packaging and constructions for batteries, particularly thin, flat-profile packaged batteries.” This patent, now granted for BrightVolt in the United States, and already granted in key global markets, further establishes BrightVolt as the leading company in battery technology and design.

The proprietary technology applicable in rapid development and production provides for better battery packaging constructions and easier fabrication. Collector tabs coated by electrically conductive adhesive tape provide better packaging and materials creating support for tabs and regular battery perimeter thus eliminating the need for soldering.

According to CEO Todd Peters, “We strive to be at the leading edge of battery design and manufacturing and are enabling designers to build their products and not be constrained by the size, shape and to some extent, the power of the battery. This patent further reinforces what we have already been confident in for some time, our technology is a game changer in IoT and ultimately, in the very way we live our lives.”

The patent, numbered US 9,224,516 B2, describes “battery packaging constructions which eliminate the need for soldering” through the use of collector tabs coated by electrically conductive adhesive tape. The result: better fabrication and ultimately a much more secure connection, especially for use in RFID tags, smart cards and medical devices, to name just a few possible applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) space.

BrightVolt anticipates that this patent, in addition to the 75 others in its portfolio (with still more in the pipeline), will further solidify the Company’s advanced proprietary position in ultra-thin battery manufacture and construction. “These batteries will soon be found everywhere,” says Peters. “From the cards in your wallet to packages shipped around the world to the power inside medical devices which are saving and prolonging human life, they will be a ubiquitous part of our existence.”