August 2, 2020
3DOM was featured in Nikkei Asian Review on August 2, 2020, in an article titled “Japan’s battery startups take the world beyond lithium ion.” Reporter Ten Umekumi profiles 3DOM’s activities to commercialize a lithium-metal battery by 2022 that can produce twice the amount of energy of a lithium-ion power source of similar weight, and that the performance of which has already been demonstrated.
Read an excerpt below, and check out the full article here.
“In the port city of Yokohama, a company’s phone never stops ringing.
“Can we test the performance?”
“We want to form a partnership.”
On the other end of the line are U.S. and European car and drone makers. They seek to try out new batteries or to collaborate with 3Dom, a startup that emerged out of Tokyo Metropolitan University in 2014.
In the beginning, it was a one-man show. Kiyoshi Kanamura, a professor at the university, was 3Dom’s lone engineer. Since then, engineers from major appliance companies, such as Panasonic, and carmakers have gathered under him, lured by the promise of pursuing new activities.”