Calix receives Australian Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund award to develop new technology for batteries

Sydney, Australia – Australian technology company, Calix, has announced it is the recipient of an Australian Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund award to produce advanced materials for lithium ion batteries, a major growth market over the coming decades.

Phil Hodgson, CEO, Calix, said, “As the world transitions to renewable energy there will be an increasing demand for efficient, cheap, and high-capacity electricity storage. This means there is a massive global market for batteries that Calix can tap into.

“The Calix Flash Calciner (CFC) technology can be used to make a wide variety of mixed metal oxide materials for advanced manufacturing applications.

“For example, we started with some cheap, agricultural-grade manganese carbonate and, using our CFC technology, created various controlled oxidation states of highly porous manganese oxide, a common lithium battery material.”

The materials were tested by Dr Qilei Song’s research group at the Imperial College in London, and the results reviewed with Australian experts such as Monash University and Deakin University’s BatTRI Hub.
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Innovative products honoured at The Australian Business Awards 2017

Sydney, Australia – Calix has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner in The Australian Business Awards 2017 for the New Product Innovation Award.

Now in their twelfth year, The Australian Business Awards are an annual all-encompassing awards program which recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a set of comprehensive award categories.

Phil Hodgson, Calix’s CEO, said “The ABA100 Winner in New Product Innovation award reflects once again the company’s development efforts with every one of its products, especially in improving their application.”

The program seeks to engage with the world’s business, innovation and technology leaders through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework.

Since launching AQUA-Cal+, Calix has gained remarkable market knowledge and product development experience via its partners in the Philippines, Malaysia and Hong Kong. More recently, field trials also started in India, the world’s largest shrimp exporter, Indonesia and Thailand. Calix has also presented a paper on our continued success in yield improvement and disease prevention in prawn and shrimp farming at the Asia Pacific Aquaculture Conference (APA17) in Kuala Lumpur this year, attended by about 3,000 participants from 46 countries.
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