Nano-Nouvelle

Nano-Nouvelle www.nanonouvelle.com.au is a materials technology company developing products for its 3D nano-porous conductive membranes for energy, environmental, chemical and biomedical applications. The team of top scientists at Nano-Nouvelle is pushing the boundaries of functional materials with patent filings around its core technology. The first products in development are high performance battery electrodes, which can increase energy storage capacity by as much as 50 per cent.

Nano-Nouvelle CEO Stephanie MorozNano-Nouvelle CEO Stephanie MorozA successful production trial by Australian battery technology innovator Nano-Nouvelle has proved its pioneering nanotechnology ­­­supports industrial-scale manufacture, with output rates 100 times faster.

The Sunshine Coast-based company is developing world-leading nanotechnology that can boost the energy storage capacity of lithium ion batteries by as much as 50 per cent.  Lithium ion batteries are used in devices ranging from mobile phones and notebooks to and electric vehicles and home energy storage systems.

As well as proving its technology, Nano-Nouvelle has worked with companies worldwide to ensure its battery-boosting breakthrough is usable with today’s production lines.

Last month, Nano-Nouvelle completed its first roll-to-roll production trial, which saw UK manufacturing company Cemco successfully run a roll of raw membrane through a chemical plating process to produce a roll of copper-plated Lumafoil, one of several products designed by Nano-Nouvelle.

Copper Lumafoil is a three-dimensional porous material developed by Nano-Nouvelle to replace solid metal foil current collectors, which conduct stored electricity to an outside circuit. Copper Lumafoil weighs as much as 70 per cent less than existing current collectors used in lithium ion batteries.

Nano-Nouvelle CEO Stephanie Moroz said the successful roll-to-roll trial was at least 100 times faster than the company's original manual plating process with equivalent quality. “This is huge win for us,” she said.

Nano-Nouvelle CEO Stephanie MorozInternational battery manufacturers seeking to extend flight times for airborne drones are keen to test battery-boosting innovations from Australian nanotechnology startup Nano-Nouvelle.

The Sunshine Coast-based company is developing world-leading nanotechnology that can boost the energy storage capacity of lithium ion batteries by as much as 50 per cent.

This year, Nano-Nouvelle has received inquiries from companies based in Israel, the US and Korea about how its technology can assist to improve batteries used in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly called “drones”.

Nano-Nouvelle CEO Stephanie MorozAustralian battery technology innovator Nano-Nouvelle has established agreements with specialist US manufacturers to show how its innovative 3D nanotechnology can improve their battery performance.

The companies, which produce high performance batteries used in specialised industries such as aerospace, have agreed to test how Nano-Nouvelle’s Nanode nanomaterials work with their batteries.

Nano-Nouvelle CEO Stephanie Moroz, who met with executives from the two companies at a global battery conference in Chicago, said these high performance battery manufacturers were ideal partners for the company’s technology. “They provide a great initial entry point for us,” she said.

Nano-Nouvelle at workNano-Nouvelle at workAustralian battery technology pioneer Nano-Nouvelle has developed world-leading nanotechnology that can boost the energy storage capacity of lithium ion batteries by as much as 50 per cent.

Nano-Nouvelle has produced a three-dimensional nano-porous conductive membrane that can substantially increase the energy storage capacity and charging speed of lithium ion batteries, which are used to power devices from mobile phones to electric cars.

The Queensland-based company is currently working with major battery manufacturers in Japan, Korea, China, Europe, the US and Israel, to integrate its NanodeTM technology with their manufacturing processes and cell designs. Headed by CEO Stephanie Moroz, the Nano-Nouvelle team comprises top scientists and engineers from six nationalities, collaborating at its Sunshine Coast facilities. Using a platform technology developed since 2008, Nano-Nouvelle turned its focus to battery applications in 2011, focusing on lithium ion batteries from 2014.  

Nano-Nouvelle CEO Stephanie MorozAustralian battery technology pioneer Nano-Nouvelle has joined leading industry innovators such as Atlassian, Xero and Canva as one of the top 50 technology firms in Australia and New Zealand.

The inaugural Tech Pioneers 50 Report, prepared by venture capital firm H2 Ventures and specialist asset manager Investec, lists the top 50 tech companies based on criteria that include capital raised, marketplace traction and innovation.

Queensland-based Nano-Nouvelle has developed a 3D nano-porous conductive membrane that can boost the energy storage capacity of lithium ion batteries by as much as 50 per cent. Lithium ion batteries are used to power devices from mobile phones to electric cars.

Nano-Nouvelle CEO Stephanie Moroz said the company was honoured to win inclusion on such an elite list. “This is a fabulous validation of the market potential of our Nanode technology,” she said.