Samsung SDI has begun building a pilot production line for solid-state batteries. Last week, South Korean battery manufacturer broke ground for the 6,500-square-meter pre-commercial line of solid-state battery cells within its research complex in Suwon, 34 kilometers south of Seoul.
Samsung SDI named solid-state batteries’ pilot line as ‘S-line’ which is the acronym for three words: solid, sole, and Samsung SDI. The S-line will test systems for the production of cathodes and solid electrolytes and adopt new production method and infrastructure that will be necessary to produce solid-state batteries.
Samsung SDI has been leading the technology development such as manufacturing prototype of solid-state batteries through successful design and compound of a solid electrotype. In addition, it came up with the technology, securing industry-leading level of higher energy density and safety by developing the anode-free lithium cell architecture. And, this technology was published in the ‘Nature Energy’, a global scientific journal.
YOON-HO CHOI, President and CEO of Samsung SDI, stated that the new S-line will be the stepping stone to make Samsung SDI as the true No.1 Company via ‘Super-gap’ technological competitiveness, superior quality, and qualitative growth that prioritizes profitability.