UNM startup to market aluminum-based batteries

October 4, 2023 - Kevin Robinson-Avila

A University of New Mexico technology breakthrough could soon allow aluminum-based batteries to directly compete with the iconic lithium-ion batteries that today power up everything from cell phones to electric vehicles.

A newly-formed Albuquerque startup, Flow Aluminum Inc., is now working to take that novel technology out of UNM labs and into the marketplace, with help from local and out-of-state business accelerator programs, and with manufacturing assistance from Oregon-based Polaris Battery Labs, which is now developing the company’s first commercial aluminum-based battery prototype.

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