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Apr 26, 2020

Solid Power CEO, Doug Campbell, has had quite the journey as an entrepreneur. He started early adulthood as a formerly troubled teen without a clue as to what he was going to do with his life. After a stint as a professional mountain biker, he decided to get a college degree and has since founded two CO-based startups – Solid Power (Solid-state batteries for EVs) and Roccor (next-generation deployable spacecrafts reducing the cost of access to space).

Doug joins me on Tech Talks Daily to share his startup story and talk about the benefits of all-solid-state batteries compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries. We also discuss his future vision for the energy storage market and the role that technology will play.

Solid Power is an industry-leading developer of next-generation all solid-state batteries. These solid-state batteries provide a major improvement in energy density, safety, and reliability compared to the best lithium-ion cells available. Together, these performance attributes can enable profound performance improvements of battery-powered devices such as electric vehicles, medical devices, aircraft, and satellites through increased run time, increased safety, and lower cost.

Established in 2012, Solid Power has assembled a world-class team of battery researchers and engineers. The company occupies a 21,000 square-foot facility located within the Colorado Technology Center in Louisville, CO, along with the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Solid Power's facility is being outfitted with a state-of-the-art multi-MWh, roll-to-roll pilot production line.

The pilot line will support early product sales into beachhead markets, and by focusing on repeatable and scalable manufacturing, the facility will allow our technology and processes to scale towards automotive-grade performance.