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SUGAR RUSH: Scientists solved a major battery problem with glucose so an EV can run non-stop Sydney to Melbourne

- September 13, 2021 2 MIN READ

A team of researchers from the Monash Energy Institute has created a longer-lasting, lighter, more sustainable rival to commonly used lithium-ion batteries by adding sugar to lithium sulfur batteries. The increase in performance is so dramatic it has the potential to give an electric vehicle to 1000km range – enough to travel  from Melbourne to… Read more »

Sicona cofounders Christiaan Jordaan and Andrew Minett.
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A battery materials startup supplying Tesla charges up on $3.7 million pre-series A

- August 12, 2021 2 MIN READ

A battery materials company promising to improve the capacity of existing lithium-ion batteries by up to 100% has raised $3.7 million in a pre-Series A. The round was led by local VC Artesian and US-based Riverstone Ventures, with New York’s Chaos Ventures, Singapore’s SDGx and Sydney VC Bandera Capital also chipping in alongside several prominent Australian… Read more »