NOVA by Saint-Gobain recently invested in ION Storage Systems to expand the relationship between Saint-Gobain Ceramics and ION as they work together on bringing an innovative approach for battery technologies. ION provides battery solutions for applications used in defense, aerospace, consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and grid storage.

This investment is key in NOVA by Saint-Gobain’s strategy of seeking startups providing innovative solutions for our focused industries,” said Basma Kharrat, Vice-President, External Venturing, Saint-Gobain. “The opportunity of partnering with ION Storage will enable our teams to support the continued growth of this promising startup, while bringing insights and expertise on battery applications to our Ceramics businesses.”

“We believe that electrification is one of the critical grand challenges in the global transformation needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Nicolas Miegeville, CEO of Saint-Gobain Ceramics. “Working with the Ion Storage team on solid-state lithium metal batteries is an exciting initiative to engineer a better, safer and greener world.”

“The world is rapidly evolving towards a more resilient, mobile and electrified economy. The backbone of this movement are the batteries that will power it and, until now, battery technologies simply haven’t been up to the moment,” said Ricky Hanna, CEO of ION Storage Systems. “ION envisions a world where technologies reliant on batteries are not limited by the form factor of those solutions; instead realizing the true potential of next generation, solid-state battery technology. We’re not content with the status quo, and are built to break conventions. We know we have found a like-minded partner in Saint-Gobain to help us drive a revolutionary step-change in the chemistry, architecture and manufacture of batteries.”

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