South 8 Technologies

Category: Clean Energy & Storage

Funding Stage: Mid stage

Country: United States

Award: Finalist

South 8 Technologies sells LiGas® – a patented liquefied gas electrolyte for Lithium-ion batteries. LiGas solves the “fire and ice”™ problem inherent in standard liquid electrolytes for cell manufacturers and end-users including electric vehicle OEMs, energy storage providers and a host of other applications from the defense Industry to aerospace:
No fire danger: our gas electrolyte dissipates immediately, unlike liquid which burns for hours
No ice concerns: LiGas has world-record temperature performance, maintaining 75% of capacity at -40°C (standard lithium has zero capacity at -20°C) LiGas is compatible with Lithium-ion batteries, requiring a change to only one of the systems inside these plants. Only the electrolyte fill system is modified to handle a liquefied gas fill rather than a liquid fill. LiGas is blended from several harmless gasses that are easily sourced from well-established supply chains.