Faradion Bags FirstOrder for Sodium-ion Batteriesfrom ICM Australia

Kolkata, April 23, 2020: Faradion Ltd., world leader in sodium-ion battery technology, has announced its
first order from ICM Australia. Sodium-ion batteries, owing to its exceptional superiority over lithium-ion
batteries, are likely to revolutionise the automobile/mobility, storage and mobile sectors across the world.
Faradion’s Sodium-ion technology provides similar performance to conventional chemistries, while
replacing expensive materials such as cobalt and lithium with the far more abundant sodium. Unlike
lithium-ion batteries, Faradion’s sodium-ion batteries have exceptional thermal stability and safety. Further
they can be safely transported and maintained at zero volts.
India is one of the largest markets for mobile devices across the world. Recently the country has also
demonstrated significant progress in the adoption of EV (Electric Vehicle) technology, making it a priority
market for Faradion. Further, as the world seeks out alternatives to China-dependent Lithium-ion batteries,
Faradion’s Sodium-ion based technology offers a promising solution. In line with this, Faradion is actively
exploring manufacturing presence in India for its Sodium-ion batteries for diversified applications.
Having seen significant interest in regions such as the US, Europe and India due to its performance, safety
and price point, Mr. James Quinn, CEO of Faradion says Australasia is the next logical region for Faradion
given the market conditions.
“Faradion is accelerating large scale industrialisation of its safe, low cost, Sodium-ion energy storage
“After Australia, we foresee India as our next priority big market, given the huge growth in mobile devices
and a bigger electric mobility market waiting to grow rapidly” Quinn concludes.
In recent years, Australia and New Zealand have demonstrated a steady uptake in battery storage in
residential, commercial and grid scale applications due to factors including significant reductions in the cost
of storage and solar systems; increasing cost of electricity, concerns about blackouts and financial
incentives and policies from the government.
Speaking about this order from ICM Australia, Mr. Thomas Gregson, ICM Australia Investment
Directorsaid, “This order represents a first step for an Australian company to commercialise world leading
sodium-ion technology, and we’re pleased to be offering a premium product that is safe and price
competitive to the Australasian market.”
“We have seen large interest in energy storage solutions recently and believe the Faradion technology can
provide, in a sustainable way, the energy security customers require at attractiveROIs,” Gregson adds.
ICM Australia expects a range of world class Faradion sodium-ion batteries to be available for the
Australasian market later in the year.

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