Aquion Energy, Inc

Aquion Energy, Inc., the developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries and systems, is excited to announce the resumption of operations this week after successfully emerging from Chapter 11 status. The investing company, a majority-American joint venture, is planning to rapidly rebuild strong technical, operations, and commercial teams. Delivering market-leading price, performance, safety, and sustainability remains the core target of the Aquion Energy Corp. Plus, solar batteries continued to gain recognition for their importance in our global renewable energy future. Brought energy storage news from every corner of the globe. Aspen batteries enable customers to lower their energy costs and maximize the use of renewables.

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32 39th Street , Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 15201 USA

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Industry Type:
Energy - Renewable Energy
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

At Aquion, we are changing the energy storage paradigm by manufacturing high-performance batteries that are clean, safe, and sustainable.

Our Aspen batteries are based on our proprietary Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) chemistry which has a unique environmentally-friendly electrochemical design, and they are the first and only batteries in the world to be Cradle to Cradle Certified™. Aspen batteries contain no heavy metals or toxic chemicals and are non-flammable and non-explosive, making them the safest batteries in the world – designed for use in pristine environments, island locations, homes and businesses. View our brochure.

Our Origins

In 2007, with support from Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Jay Whitacre began researching low-cost electrochemical approaches to bulk energy storage. Whitacre was looking for a way to create inexpensive and easy to manufacture batteries to meet the challenges of the world’s growing energy needs and increase the use of renewable power. In 2008 he produced the first functioning Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) battery. The result was promising enough to attract the attention of VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and by 2009, the technology was developed enough to spin out of Carnegie Mellon’s labs. The operations moved from Carnegie Mellon to the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, where Aquion is headquartered today.

Under the leadership of CEO Scott Pearson, Aquion began low volume production in the summer of 2011 and broke ground on full-scale manufacturing facility in nearby Westmoreland, PA in 2012. Aquion has been shipping commercially since mid-2014.