Bess Technologies awarded first patent for lithium-ion battery in Japan
An Albany, New York startup focused on building better lithium-ion batteries has secured its first Japanese patent, positioning the company to eventually sell its technology in Japan.
Bess Technologies, co-founded by Fernando Gómez-Baquero, develops lithium-ion batteries with more energy storage capacity and faster charging rates for use in consumer electronics, electric vehicles and other applications. BessTech, was the first spin off company to come out of SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany. The licensing agreement was filed through Research Foundation for State University of New York.
Gómez-Baquero and his team are looking to commercialize technology that will make lithium-ion batteries operate more efficiently. The patent will help Besstech get one step closer that goal.
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“This is a process that started five years ago, it’s a lot of work that we’veVolumetric Efficiency been doing for a long time,” Gómez-Baquero said. “It demonstrates the commitment toward this program. It’s very easy to try to do something one year and forget about it, but to have this constant effort behind it puts us in a great position to commercialize this technology.”
BessTech also has applied for patents in the United States, Europe, Singapore, Canada and China. Gómez-Baquero said they focused on places where they thought there would be interest in the technology. Gómez-Baquero, SUNY Poly and BessTech have developing this tech with the intention to manufacture it in New York.