Recharge Industries™ and Deakin University’s Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2) are collaborating to use artificial intelligence to make better batteries.
“AI can impact the most foundational problems in [the] industry,” says Professor Svetha Venkatesh, A2I2’s Co-Director.
A2I2 has created machine learning that accelerates the experimental design process, which is the basis by which almost all products and processes are invented.
“What that means,” says Professor Venkatesh, “is that you can discover new and novel materials, you can help scientists discover new alloys.”
A2I2 is currently creating an operating system for the whole process. Professor Kon Mouzakis, Co-Director of the Institute, says it’s called “the Molecule Operating System™, because we’re going down into finite molecules and looking at how they interact.”
Molecule OS™ understands the battery-making process from finding materials in the ground to producing a functional battery. It also continues to collect data while the battery is in use.
“That really then allows us to have a better understanding and create a better outcome in terms of material that’s used, how much is being thrown out because of wastage or impurities or whatever,” says Professor Mouzakis.
Molecule OS™ will allow Recharge Industries™ and A2I2 to have a better understanding of how to make better, cleaner, waste-conscious batteries that can be reused to contribute to the circular economy.
Professor Mouzakis says the system will be able to make sure the batteries can be disposed of and stripped properly and that most of the elements in them can be repurposed and sent back into a new battery.
“By bringing these different technologies together,” says Professor Venkatesh, “you can find a solution that solves a pretty difficult problem that we have in society today.”
“Recharge Industries™ is proud to partner with A2I2. We are excited to showcase this exemplary research and development technologies used to ensure our batteries are and continue to be better, safer, and cleaner than others on the market,” says Recharge Industries™ CEO, Rob Fitzpatrick.
About Recharge Industries™
Generating our green future, Recharge Industries™ is establishing a large-scale lithium-ion battery cell production and research capability in Australia. Using world leading artificial intelligence (AI) and multinational research partnerships, we are finding ways to make batteries better, safer, and longer lasting. We are powering the transition to a low emissions future by creating advanced battery cell manufacturing capabilities onshore.
For more information on Recharge Industries™, please visit www.rechargeindustries.com.