Graphene Aluminum Ion batteries seem like the perfect batteries; they’re rechargeable, have around three times more battery life than normal lithium batteries, are greener and better for the environment and don’t use any rare earth materials, making them easier, cheaper, and safer to use. Thanks to a new collaboration agreement between the Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) and Robert Bosch Australia (BOSCH), we’re one step closer to making that dream battery a reality.
BOSCH and GMG’s collaboration has the purpose of giving GMG a way in which to outsource the production of the Graphene batteries, giving BOSCH the responsibility of both the development of the automation process for creating them, and from there on out constructing several plants that will mass produce them.
Both companies are eager to work with one other, as GMG CEO Craig Nicol says: “We are proud and excited to be partnering with BOSCH. They are a major, world leading company in this space with outstanding capability to help provide highly automated, efficient and reliable battery manufacturing plants. It has been great working with the BOSCH Australia team so far and we look forward to building a strong long-term partnership with them.” Meanwhile, President of BOSCH Gavin Smith voices that “We are delighted to have been chosen by GMG as its long-term factory automation partner. We are excited to bring Bosch’s world class technology and expertise to support GMG commercialize its innovative battery technology, with an automated coin cell manufacturing plant the first cab off the ranks.”