LAVLE has announced the launch of its flagship Proteus lithium-ion battery energy storage system (ESS), designed to overcome the limitations of conventional lithium-ion storage technologies for the marine, defense, energy, rail, and other key industries.
Proteus utilises LAVLE’s battery management system (BMS), which is designed to maximise reliability, lifetime, and uptime, and further enhances Proteus’ performance and safety characteristics to surpass all other lithium-ion ESS on the market today.
While marine and other transportation sectors have shifted towards electrification to counter the negative environmental effects and reduce fuel and maintenance costs, the safety and performance constraints of current lithium-ion ESS have made wider adoption of electrification solutions challenging. LAVLE’s Proteus surmounts these barriers, making new applications of electric propulsion and energy storage in these sectors possible, which can have meaningful impacts on air emissions and sustainability.
Designed and developed by LAVLE chief technology officer Dr. Ben Gully, who wrote the leading industry standards for maritime battery safety as Senior Engineer and subject matter expert on lithium-ion batteries for DNV-GL’s Maritime Advisory Group, Proteus is a safe and reliable ESS on the market. Its features include:
- A highly effective thermal management system that entirely mitigates the risk of thermal runaway, with high performance liquid cooling, optimised battery chemistry, and multi-layer propagation barriers.
- A dual redundant design that ensures no single component anywhere in the system can take down more than a single battery string.
- Industry-first gas and leak detection technologies in every module.
- High-performance active and passive balancing systems to maximise system lifetime and reliability.
- Cloud-based high security remote monitoring.
- Mechanical design featuring rear blind mate connections and screwless integrated module locking mechanisms.
“LAVLE’s Proteus is the superior solution for delivering the performance and assurance required to further advance electrification in marine transportation and other new markets,” said Dr. Jason Nye, CEO, LAVLE. “This is just our first step in bringing innovative, next generation technologies to market that will have a meaningful impact for carbon reduction.”
Proteus is currently undergoing certification by DNV-GL.
In addition to bringing Proteus to market, LAVLE is also making breakthroughs in the development of large format lithium metal battery (LMB) and solid-electrolyte battery (SEB) ESS. Currently in prototype testing, LAVLE’s LMB and SEB ESS are enabled by battery cells and separator technology from 3DOM, offering unmatched performance and safety characteristics.
LAVLE’s large format SEB and LMB ESS have already achieved energy density of 780 Wh/L in lab tests—more than double that of traditional lithium-ion batteries—and operate at 25 degrees Centigrade ambient temperature, compared to competing SEB and LMB solutions requiring elevated temperatures.