Piotrek and CSIRO to make next-gen lithium batteries for global market

A new partnership between Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek, will see Australian-developed battery technologies commercialised globally within the next five years.


The collaboration will enable the next generation of lithium battery technologies for portable electronic devices, drones and automotive vehicles, as well as address a critical safety need with lithium batteries by helping prevent battery fires.


The two organisations have partnered to develop the next generation of Solid Polymer Electrolytes (SPEs) for lithium batteries using CSIRO's proprietary RAFT (Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer) polymer technology and Piotrek's Ion Conducting Polymers (ICP).


General Manager at Piotrek, Mr Ihei Sada, said combining the CSIRO SPE with Piotrek ICP will give his company a big market advantage.

'This partnership will help Piotrek make our batteries safer and more efficient, and with our industry reach, we will get our advanced batteries to the market faster...Together we will develop the world’s safest, longer life solid state high energy battery.'

Ihei Sada,

General Manager at Piotrek