Episode 60 – Interview with Dr Stefan Permien, CEO UniverCell

For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to Dr Stefan Permien CEO of a new German energy storage manufacturing company focused on the battery cell electrode – UniverCell.

A chemist and professional kite surfer by background after 3 years working as CTO in a battery development company Stefan made the bold decision to set up a specialist battery manufacturing company, UniverCell. Stefan talks to Ryan about his journey including building a new electrode manufacturing line in their facility in Northern Germany.

UniverCell is focused on energy storage for specialist applications such as stationary energy storage and medical technology, their market is growing quickly as more applications seek improved energy storage.

UniverCell manufacture electrodes for 3rd parties including, lithium iron phosphate, lithium titanate, lithium sulfur and sodium ion battery technology in addition to collaborating with other battery cell developers they also have their own proprietary chemistries.

UniverCell are making new battery chemistries in batch production processes and also have a higher volume continuous extrusion process which allows for a reduction in solvent.

Stefan has a vast knowledge of different battery technologies and critical manufacturing processes.

If you want to learn more about battery manufacturing and applications outside of automotive and how different battery chemistries and properties such as volumetric and gravimetric energy density are important and vary between these different applications, then check out this podcast.

Stefan Permien LinkedIn profile

UniverCell Holding GmbH corporate website

Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile

AVID Technology website

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