Innovation for industry | Energies
The right balance between performance, safety, and availability for the leading battery technology”
Li-ion batteries are one of the pillars of the energy transition. PowerUp offers high-value-added services to optimize battery charging cycles, maintain like-new battery capacities, and extend battery lifespans.
PowerUp leverages fifteen years of Li-ion battery degradation research, including ten years at the CEA, to bring its customers software and services to improve battery cycling, a decisive factor in aging. PowerUp provides indicators like battery health, safety (prevention of thermal runaway), and remaining lifespan.
With a 2% margin of error for the battery health indicator, PowerUp is more accurate than conventional battery management systems (BMS), which have a 10% margin of error on average. The indicators provided by PowerUp are also used to dimension storage batteries for surplus renewable energy production.
The startup has a portfolio of more than ten patents, including six CEA patents under exclusive license. It is developing machine learning approaches that will eventually allow batteries to be modeled as digital twins to monitor their lifecycle and degradation without having to describe the associated physiochemical phenomena.
By optimizing the charge cycles of Li-ion batteries, PowerUp increases their lifespan by 20%–30%
Year founded: 2017
CEA institute: Liten
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.