New investment sparks next-gen battery research at Western

April 15, 2019

Western University has officially opened GLABAT Solid-State Battery Inc, which will be located in the campus’ Research Park. A Western release states that the company was borne out of a 2017 partnership between Engineering professor Andy Sun and the China Automotive Battery Research Institute Co Ltd, which initially invested $3.35M to create the Solid State Battery Research Joint Laboratory. “[GLABAT] will be the incubator of new technologies and products to contribute to the future electrical vehicle,” said CABRI President Baiqing Xiong. “I want to thank Western and the City of London for their support as we transform research results from the lab to practical battery prototypes.” Western (ON)