In the marine industry, full electric and hybrid electric propulsion solutions are leading the way in next-generation systems. This is because the maturity of battery technologies allows for the direct replacement of diesel engine power for short sea operations, while continuous progress in battery development will enable the technology to be feasible in deep sea operations. This is particularly the case as new regulations enter into effect to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. LAVLE is strategically positioned to support the industry’s efforts with its advanced energy storage products that offer the highest level of safety of any energy storage system on the market, as well as unparalleled battery management system (BMS) capabilities and long lifetimes while still being cost-effective.
LAVLE’s next generation technologies will build on these core capabilities while opening the door for battery technology to a whole new range of vessels and capabilities with their drastic increases in energy density.
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
Electrification of aircraft offers opportunities to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and noise pollution, while at the same time improving performance and efficiencies. Electric and hybrid-electric aircraft are projected to operate at between 85 percent to 90 percent efficiency, and up to 40 percent more efficient than piston and turbine aircraft. Electric solutions have until now been restricted by the heavy weight and limited energy density of commercially available batteries. LAVLE’s advanced battery technologies and energy storage systems will offer industry-leading energy density, safety, and long lifetime characteristics that enable larger electric aircraft, along with best-in-class solutions for a wide range of applications including unmanned aircraft systems and other aircraft.