Williams Advanced Engineering and Molicel agree a strategic collaboration covering current and next generation battery cells

Williams Advanced Engineering, Grove, United Kingdom, and Molicel, Taiwan, have agreed a strategic collaboration to support the next generation of high performance, superior quality, lithium-ion power battery cells.

The collaboration will bring together power-optimised cell technology from Molicel, together with WAE’s advanced system design and control systems know how to deliver a shared vision of high performance battery systems, optimised for power, while also delivering energy density, across a number of industries.

Molicel has accumulated extensive expertise and know-how in chemical research and manufacturing engineering during the last 40 years in addition to database design and validation methodologies. The relationship will initially focus on collaboration to assess and develop technology to support demonstration activities aimed at growing market awareness of this exciting technological development.

“We are committed to the engineering challenge of cell technology development and in conjunction with Molicel, believe we can address a number of opportunities across a wide range of applications and we look forward to working with the team at Molicel,” said Paul McNamara, Technical Director, Williams Advanced Engineering.

Casey Shiue, President of E-One Moli Energy (MOLICEL®), added: “Molicel is on a mission to produce outstanding cells to drive the electric evolution. We will bring our expertise and experiences on consistent high power, low impedance and fast charge to our collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE). Our technology is well suited to the arenas that WAE operates and we are happy to be part of this exciting collaboration”.

About Williams Advanced Engineering (“WAE”)
Williams Advanced Engineering Limited is a world-leading technology and engineering services business delivering pioneering innovation to improve performance, efficiency and sustainability to a global customer base.

Combining cutting-edge technological advances and the industry’s best engineers with precision and speed to market derived from the ultra-competitive environment of motorsport, Williams Advanced Engineering’s capabilities cover a wide range of disciplines.

The company provides ground-breaking innovation covering electrification, lightweighting, systems and whole product development, all aided by advanced simulation, rapid prototype manufacturing, testing, and in close collaboration with our customers, Williams Advanced Engineering is committed to meeting the continued sustainability challenges of the 21st Century.

The company can trace its foundations back to 2010 when Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited began diversifying its operations; a division which later became Williams Advanced Engineering Limited. In December 2019, Williams Grand Prix Engineering sold a majority equity stake in Williams Advanced Engineering to EMK Capital.

Williams Advanced Engineering has grown from an embryonic business in 2010 to a company employing 350 people engaged in leading-edge and transformative technologies for a growing list of clients. The investment by EMK represented a natural next step in the evolution of the company, unlocking the potential for further growth.

E-One Moli Energy Corporation, established in 1998, is a world class manufacturer of high performance, superior quality rechargeable lithium-ion cells and battery pack products. The company provides power optimized cylindrical cell by the brand MOLICEL®.

With over 40 years’ rechargeable lithium-ion knowhow and innovative technology research and development, MOLICEL® is famous for excellent power density product which both presents high discharge and fast charge capability balanced with good energy density. The company has been recognized as first choice for world leading makers in applications such as sports car/motorcycle, VTOL, aerospace and heavy duty tools.

MOLICEL®’s R&D and engineers holds core competences in material research, cell design and advanced manufacturing along with testing capability. These four cornerstones make this medium size but tech-leading cell maker stands in a very competitive position in the market. To react to the next generation cell design and state-of-art manufacturing, MOLICEL®’s new expansion plant is announced in March, 2021 of US$360 million investment, and is expected to operate in 2023 with 1.8GWh annual capacity.

MOLICEL® belongs to the energy business of Taiwan Cement Corporation (TCC). TCC is the first listing company in Taiwan stock market. The group has business units in the field of power plant, renewable energy and BESS.

Previous articleHelbiz partners with Pininfarina to launch ‘Helbiz One’ e-scooter
Next articleSakuú announces start of 2.5 MWh per year pilot facility for solid-state batteries