The global marine transportation industry is undergoing a fundamental change to increase efficiency, reduce fuel and maintenance costs, and lower emissions through electrification. LAVLE is well-positioned to support industry’s efforts with its advanced energy storage products that inhibit thermal runaway, while being cost-effective with high-energy density and long lifetimes.
LAVLE’s energy storage solutions are cost-effective and competitive in existing marine applications, by allowing a greater depth of discharge and the utilization of a greater amount of the ESS’ capacity. For example, existing ESS are routinely restricted to using 40% or less of the system’s capacity in order to achieve reasonable battery lifetimes. By utilizing LAVLE’s ESS with its greater depth of discharge, vessel owners can also either purchase an ESS that is up to 50% smaller than conventional lithium-ion batteries, or can fit double the capacity of LAVLE ESS in the same space on the vessel.
The advanced safety characteristics of the LAVLE ESS also significantly inhibits or completely prevents thermal runaway, meaning that the design of the vessel’s battery room can be significantly simplified, or even eliminated, resulting in simplified operation and substantial cost savings.
LAVLE’s advanced energy storage system can provide a hybrid electric or an all-electric power solution for naval applications, which can greatly enhance mission effectiveness, as well as naval platform capability and survivability. Potential operational benefits include:
- Reducing acoustic and thermal signatures
- Achieving significant fuel savings, extending the vessel’s range while reducing cost and logistical fuel support requirements
- Enabling zero-emission harbor entry
- Distribution of the ESS across the vessel platform, in order to significantly reduce the probability that it is rendered non-operational through combat damage
- Providing power for propulsion, navigation, weapons, sensors, and damage control, thereby extending the vessel’s combat capability until repairs can be made
- Improving the life span of vessel propulsion systems, components, and materials