The Future of Battery Management

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SAFER

Finds & mitigates failures in advance of thermal runaway
Each battery cell is continuously monitored for outlier behavior and suspicious cells can be deeply diagnosed in the field without impacting the output of the pack. Safety and performance concerns of individual cells are mitigated through adaptive charging routines and weak or failed cells are isolated while the pack continues to operate. Fault response is up to 100x faster than conventional BMS, providing a quicker and safer resolution to prevent cascading failures.

LONGER LASTING

Up to 50% increased battery lifetime
Our cell management algorithms iteratively monitor, model and manage the operation of each cell in the pack independently, reducing wear and extending the life of each cell and the entire pack. The fastest-aging cell no longer limits lifetime and rollover fade in deeply cycled packs is avoided to a much lower state-of-health.

HIGHER OUTPUT

Up to 50% higher energy throughput over life
Battery packs with conventional BMS are limited by the weakest cell. Element’s BMS is able to fully utilizes each cell’s available capacity, eliminating stranded energy. This advantage grows with time as the cells in conventional BMS packs age differentially.
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Industry Experience of Element’s Leadership Team
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Research & Development Devoted to Element’s Reimagined Adaptive BMS Architecture
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Patents Issued, Pending and In-Process
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Deployment Pipeline of Batteries Using Element’s BMS

Strategic Investors

Element’s investors include world-renowned renewable energy technology suppliers, deployers, and investors
Sergej Mahnovski
Sergej Mahnovski

Edison International

Sergej Mahnovski is Managing Director of strategy, technology, and innovation at Edison International (EIX). He leads Edison’s corporate ventures and strategic planning teams, and is focused on identifying disruptive technologies and business models to achieve carbon neutrality in California through clean energy, electrification, and reimagining the grid. 

Sergej previously served as the Director of the Utility of the Future team at Consolidated Edison. He also served as the Director of the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability and head of energy policy for NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, where his team was responsible for developing and managing citywide energy, sustainability, and resilience strategy (PlaNYC) and was awarded the Citizens Budget Commission Prize for Public Service Innovation. Sergej has served as Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He was previously Director for the Global Power Group at IHS CERA and Doctoral Fellow at RAND Corporation. 

Sergej holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and B.A. in History from Stanford University, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Tim Woodward
Tim Woodward

Prelude Ventures

As Managing Director of Prelude Ventures, Tim builds on over 25 years of venture capital investing experience working with talented entrepreneurs who want to change the world. Previously, Tim was a Managing Director for 15 years with Nth Power where he led investments in companies involved in renewable energy, demand response, advanced materials and outsourced utility customer management. He was the lead investment partner for that firm’s successful investments in Evergreen Solar (ESLR), Comverge (COMV) and Proton Energy Systems (DESC). Prior to entering the venture capital business, Tim was involved in the launch of First Source, a company providing industrial solvent recycling services. He received his MBA with honors from The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and a BS in Resource Economics from UC Berkeley in 1982.  He currently serves on the board of directors for LevelTen, Encycle, MineSense, Powerhive, Voltus, LuxWall, Terabase and Pyka and he has oversight for Prelude’s investments in Element Energy, Recurrent and Solidia. 

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