Portfolio Companies

Liotech

High-capacity Lithium-ion Bateries

Operating Factories

Shareholders in Portfolio Company 
RUSNANO

Industry Sector 
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Production Location 
Novosibirsk

Investment Started:  2010

Total Budget

13.57  bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO
7.58  bln rubles

Creation of the first large-scale production facility for  production of new-generation lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries for electric power industry and electric transport in Russia

In December 2011, Liotech launched the world’s largest plant for high-capacity lithium-ion batteries within the frameworks of the project.

Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4), the nanostructured cathode material, is used in the production technology. This material allows achieving the best battery properties in industrial production.

The most important properties of lithium-ion batteries are high-power density, wide temperature range and long term operation, environmental friendliness and safety.

Liotech supplies batteries for urban electric transport, in particular, for Trolza Trolleybus Plant, where the Liotech’s products are used for trolleybuses with autonomous drive range. Also, Liotech supplies products for the energy market. Hevel Company launched hybrid electric power plant in Menza Village of the Zabaikalye Territory. The accumulator cells for the power storage device with 300 kWh capacity produced by Liotech were used for the electric power plant development. It is planned that in 2017 Hevel will build two more hybrid electric power plants in the Zabaikalye Territory, wherein the energy accumulators made by Liotech may also be used.

Areas of Aplication

  • Energetics (stationary usage)
  • Electric transport

Market

  • Energy supply and energy safety systems
  • Electric transport producers

Competitive Advantages

  • High capacity of the accumulators
  • No memory effect
  • Reliability and safety
  • Wide temperature range of exploitation
  • Large cycle life: in energetics—up to 25 years, at electric transport—up to 8 years
  • Recourse, the charge level at a depth of discharge up to 80%—more than 3,000 cycles
  • Accumulator recourse usage at electric transport—more than 600,000 km