MIRA and FPTI partner in Brazil to develop new Li-ion battery for stationary and transportation applications
UK-based advanced vehicle and systems technology consultancy MIRA Ltd. announced a collaborative agreement with Fundação Parque Tecnológico Itaipu (FPTI) to develop a new centre of excellence for energy storage in Brazil. Their first project together will focus on the research and development for a new and flexible architecture lithium battery for stationary power and transportation applications.
The project entails the transfer of technology, and the joint development of new intellectual property, enabling FPTI to develop a leading position in energy storage technologies. The modular approach for the battery will allow the design to target the storage of renewable energy for stationary applications, while in transportation, motorcycles, trucks and buses will be the primary focus.
The combination of MIRA expertise in the international automotive market together with FPTI’s knowledge of energy production and storage for large stationary applications provides the development base. In addition, the initial program will provide the basis for further low-carbon developments.
MIRA’s work spans the automotive, defense, aerospace and rail industries and includes the development of advanced low-carbon and autonomous-vehicle technologies.