Former Panasonic Executive Director joins South 8 Advisory Board – July 2021
South 8 Technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of a new advisory board member – Mr. Hakan Kostepen (BSEE, MSEE, MSA and MIT Sloan Business School – Strategy & Innovation Executive Program Graduate). A full news release may be viewed here.
Selected for CEC BRIDGE 2020 Contract – April 2021
South 8 Technologies has been awarded a contract from the California Energy Commission (CEC) under the Bringing Rapid Innovation Development to Green Energy (BRIDGE) program. This award will support South 8’s continued product development of the LiGas electrolyte technology to bring safer and higher performing Li-ion cells to market.
Awarded NSF Phase IIB SBIR – March 2021
After successful progress through a Phase II SBIR and closing of eligible matching investment, South 8 Technologies has been awarded a Phase IIB grant with the National Science Foundation. This grant will continue to support South 8’s efforts to bring the LiGas cells to market.
Shell Ventures and Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp Investments – August 2020
South 8 Technologies is excited to announce that we have closed strategic investment with Shell Ventures and Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp (TNSC)! We look forward to growing with both groups as we push our Liquefied Gas Electrolyte technology to advance a clean energy future. A full news release may be viewed here.
Selected for CEC Scale-Up Grant – June 2019
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded South 8 Technologies a “Production Scale-Up for Clean Energy Technologies” grant. This grant will enable the development and build of a pilot line to demonstrate the manufacturability of our novel Liquefied Gas Electrolyte chemistries which will enable Low Rate Initial Production for customer sales. This follows a smaller CalSEED grant awarded in 2017 also administered by the CEC, highlighted in a recent News Release
2nd place in LG Chem Battery Challenge – April 2019
South 8 Technologies has been awarded 2nd place in the LG Chem Battery Challenge. Our team is humbled by the kind recognition of our potentially breakthrough battery technology and we look forward to further work with these global leaders in the industry. Congratulations to all the companies that have been selected as finalists. LG has also released a Press Release and Highlight Video covering the competition.
Awarded NSF Phase II SBIR – September 2018
After successful completion of a Phase I SBIR, South 8 Technologies has been awarded a Phase II grant with the National Science Foundation. This grant, with support from UC San Diego, will provide funding to further develop the Liquefied Gas Electrolyte chemistry and move closer to product commercialization.
Introduction to Shell GameChanger Program – June 2018
South 8 Technologies is introduced into the Shell GameChanger program. Funding and mentorship from the program will help South 8 develop both the Liquefied Gas Electrolyte technology and business strategy.