Project Description

Manufacturing the next generation of battery storage in America

Sparkz is re-engineering the battery supply chain by eliminating cobalt, the “blood diamonds” of batteries and setting its sights on making other EV battery components in America.

Founded by industry veteran and former U.S. Department of Energy executive Sanjiv Malhotra, Sparkz zero cobalt battery offers 2X the energy density compared to other zero cobalt batteries (LFP) being produced predominantly in China.

The company’s first commercial product will reduce the cost of lithium battery production in the U.S., while also eliminating a primary environmental concern, and reducing chokepoints created by a foreign supply-chain.

Sparkz was founded in late 2019 and has completed the transfer of 6 patents from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which continues to be an R&D partner.