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Is the All-solid-state Battery the Future of Lithium Technology?

Blue Solutions, a subsidiary of the Bolloré Group, stands out from its competitors by offering the worlds first only solid-sate lithium battery: the Lithium Metal Polymer (LMP®) battery. 

This new technology offers a high level of safety and performance, with no climate control requirements, for mobility and energy storage applications.

Backed by more than 20 years of research and development, the Lithium Metal Polymer battery is designed and produced by Blue Solutions in its production factories based in France and Canada.

The solid-state technology has no risk of leakage or thermal runaway, meaning the battery enjoys a very high level of safety and can be used regardless of the outside temperature (from -20°C to +65°C) with no cooling system. Moreover, the battery is solvent-free and contains no rare earth elements, thereby limiting the risks of ambient pollution in the event of an accident or of damage to the battery.

The fact that LMP® batteries are cobalt-free and nickel-free guarantees the technology's independence with respect to elements that have critical social and environmental implications as well as an optimized LCA.

Bloomberg’s article “Who’s ahead in the battery race?” published on October 18 defines the LMP® (Lithium Metal Polymer) technology produced by BlueSolutions as the safest battery technology.

Based on these batteries, BlueSolutions has developed mobile and stationary solutions to meet energy transition challenges.

In the area of mobility, BlueSolutions designs and produces a range of electric buses (6 to 12 meters long), of which more than 300 units are currently in use worldwide.

In addition, Daimler has announced that it intends to equip a portion of its electric buses with the LMP® battery technology.

In the area of stationary storage, BlueSolutions offers on-grid and off-grid storage solutions facilitating the integration of renewable energies, providing access to energy, and making the power grid more flexible.

BlueSolutions includes the installation of a network of 30 live performance venues with a fully autonomous energy supply in Africa.

In France, the LMP® technology was selected by RTE (French TSO), with which BlueSolutions is currently working on plans for a power station of more than 30MWh to prevent congestion in certain high-voltage lines.

 

Barbara Milin

Communication Manager

BlueStorage - BlueSolutions

 

 

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