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Texas A&M Professor Launches EV Battery Startup

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August 23, 2021—A Texas A&M University professor successfully launched a new startup aimed at improving lithium-based EV battery technology.

According to KTRE 9 in East Texas, professor Choongho Yu and his business partner started Flexodes with the goal of making EV batteries, and by extension the vehicles themselves, cheaper and capable of storing significantly more energy. 

“What we are working on is called a lithium-sulfur battery as opposed to the lithium-ion batteries that are commercially now available,” Yu said in the report. “The beauty of this technology is that we can actually improve the energy density from two to up to five times.”

Yu says his company will be able to keep batteries the same size while almost doubling their output and hopes the product can hit the market sometime next year. 

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