ANACORTES, Wash., April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LAVLE recently announced its advancements in integrating Solid Electrolyte Batteries (SEB) into marine Energy Storage Systems (ESS). When this SEB technology is combined with a novel propulsion solution, this creates new capabilities to meet the existing technology gap for integrating ESS into high speed surface craft.
To explore the possibilities offered by this technology, LAVLE has purchased a 26m marine sanctuary research vessel from NOAA to be converted to an advanced technology demonstrator Experimental Craft – Electric (XC-E).
The XC-E will be part of LAVLE's Marine Electric Propulsion Simulation Laboratory (MEPS) assets, providing a platform for analysis and technology to be proven on board a high-speed surface vessel. Ockerman Automation will perform the necessary upgrades and engineering to convert the vessel over the next year, utilizing the company's naval architects/marine engineers working in Newport News, VA.
Jason Nye, CEO of LAVLE, stated: "One of the most important parts of commercializing any new technology is to test and demonstrate it in the field. The XC-E vessel will enable LAVLE to demonstrate the operation of our novel SEB and propulsion solution technology in a real-life application. When combined with the MEPS Lab, this will enable LAVLE to take customers on the XC-E vessel and see our solutions in action and then visit the MEPS Lab to see our integrated solutions for their own vessels designed, modeled and operational in our state-of-the-art simulator. Customers will leave feeling confident that the LAVLE and Ockerman Automation solution will deliver the benefits they expect for their vessels."
LAVLE is a joint venture company that combines advanced energy storage technologies from the Japanese cell company 3DOM with the best-in-class marine engineering, design, and systems integration services of Ockerman Automation to provide products and services to the defense, renewable energy, and marine transportation markets.