AMTE Power has become the first European business to receive UN38.3 transportation testing certification for a sodium-ion cell. The accreditation for its Ultra Safe sodium-ion product marks another important step forward in AMTE Power’s commercialisation plans, allowing it to access global markets.
UN38.3 certification has been adopted by regulators and competent authorities around the world as an essential standard for the safe transportation of cells. The protocol includes identifying/classifying cells; testing/qualification requirements; design guidance/conditions and packaging/shipping obligations.
Alan Hollis, CEO at AMTE Power, said:
“Battery energy storage for homes and industry will play a fundamental role in helping the UK to deliver its decarbonisation goals and maximise the potential of renewables. Sodium-ion batteries are fast becoming an alternative to lithium counterparts, particularly for energy storage applications..”
AMTE Power plc (LON:AMTE) is a recognised brand in the production of high-quality lithium-ion batteries across a range of markets including automotive, aerospace, defence, oil & gas and energy storage. They have been been producing cells for over 30 years at their factory in Scotland, which can trace its roots back to the birth of lithium-ion battery cell technology, first patented in the UK.