The move will support the commercial scale-up and customer acquisition for Skeleton’s SuperBattery product, while Marubeni made an equity investment of EUR 41.3 million in November in addition to the financing of Skeleton announced in November under the contract .
Masayuki Omoto, COO of Marubeni’s Next Generation Business Development Division, said: “Enabling climate-neutral electrification is a key priority for Marubeni Corporation. Skeleton Technologies is a perfect fit for our portfolio as they bridge the gap for high-performance, extremely long, high-performance areas. Cycles and efficient energy storage.
“The company has confirmed its competitive advantage in real world applications and has shown strong commercial traction. We are excited to support Skeleton as we see that in addition to their technological advantage, they are also striving for benchmarks, which is evident in their participation in the € 3 . ” “Billion” European Battery Innovation “project together with companies like Tesla and BMW,” added Omoto, according to a press release from Skeleton.
Taavi Madiberk, CEO and Co-Founder of Skeleton Technologies, said of the deal, “Marubeni Corporation is a major conglomerate interested in advanced technology companies and now becomes a key strategic partner for Skeleton Technologies. Our collaboration will drive adoption of the Asian automotive market In the near future, our costs will decrease much faster than lithium-ion batteries. Our main focus is on the electric vehicle and hydrogen transportation markets as our products allow them to work more efficiently and reduce their costs. “
As mentioned, the deal will primarily be followed by a focus on Skeleton’s 15-second charting ability SuperBattery product line.
The two companies also plan to collaborate on new applications for the curved graphene material that is made up of SuperBattery, patented and manufactured by Skeleton.
The deal covers much of East and Southeast Asia with the exception of China. SuperBattery aims to complement lithium-ion batteries and hydrogen fuel cells in products that use them, which Skeleton says will lead to efficiency gains.
Founded in 2009, Skeleton is a global Cleantech 100 company and the largest European manufacturer of ultracapacitors used in energy storage in automotive, transportation, grid and industrial applications.
Most of the production is in Germany, but the electrotechnical facilities are in Tallinn.
The company employs around 140 people and would like to support companies in reducing CO2 emissions and saving energy.
Marubeni Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is an international trading and investment company that spans a wide range of business activities in far-reaching areas including lifestyle, ICT and real estate, forest products, food, agricultural, chemical, energy, metals and Mineral Resources, Energy Business, Infrastructure Project, Aerospace & Ship, Finance & Leasing Business, Construction, Industrial Machinery & Mobility, and Next Generation Business Development.
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