Sion Power & Muhlbauer to create manufacturing line for lithium metal cells

Sion Power Corporation, a leading technology developer of next-generation batteries for electric vehicles (EV), and MB ATECH, member of Muhlbauer Group, a German turnkey solution provider, announced today a partnership to create an automated manufacturing line for Sion Power’s large format lithium metal cell.

The new fully-automated manufacturing line will be capable of producing 75MWh of 56 Ah lithium metal cells annually. Sion Power’s strategic partnership with Muhlbauer is an instrumental next step in our path to commercialization. It increases cell production capabilities with a fully automated manufacturing line. These cells will be provided to automotive OEMs, cell manufacturers and others to fully test Sion Power’s Licerion technology, which will offer reduced range anxiety by substantially increasing the driving range or better utilization of energy per unit weight when compared to conventional lithiumion cells.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Muhlbauer’s team to deploy our 56Ah cell after years of research and development. Through this collaboration, we are able to take another strong step in demonstrating the scalability of Licerion. We are confident in our ability to deliver reliable and robust cells to our partners. This line will help bolster the domestic supply chain of lithium metal cells and position Sion Power as an industry leader in the industrialization of energy storage systems,” said Tracy Kelley, Sion Power’s CEO.

“Mühlbauer is looking forward to a strong partnership with Sion Power as a great player in the battery industry. Leveraging Sion Power’s expertise in the future battery technology and Mühlbauer’s technical expertise in special machine and serial production, this partnership will be a successful one. The rapid growth of the battery industry enables advancements to next-generation technologies in notching, stacking and cell assembly,” said Josef Markus Mühlbauer, General Manager of MB ATECH, the eMobility division of the Mühlbauer Group.