Creating Revolutionary Fast Charging Batteries for Electric Vehicles
Jun Liu is the founder of 2M, LLC, a small technology company in Delaware. Jun has 18 years of industry/academia mix experience in battery area. He worked at FMC as a Senior Global Manager and also spent seven years at DuPont as battery project lead. 2M, LLC creates EV batteries that are revolutionary in their market. The tech base for the core material of 2M LLC’s batteries was in development at DuPont for four years before being taken to 2M for production. Currently, electric cars, such as Tesla, take about 1-2 hours to charge. For individuals in the gig economy, such as Uber, taxi driving, etc., these 1-2 hours are significant. The two hours they are charging are two hours that they are not making any income. 2M technology allows for extremely fast-charging (XFC) batteries that take about 10 minutes to charge in a safe way. There are also plenty of other market opportunities and uses for these fast charging batteries as well. In addition to XFC, 2M’s batteries can enable significantly longer driving distance at cold weather, compared to the common batteries in most EVs.
Beginning in 2019, Jun Liu met with a colleague (Dr. Jane Zhou) from DuPont and expressed his need for assistance with completing the DOE SBIR proposal and its related documents. His colleague referred him to the Delaware SBDC for assistance. At the Delaware SBDC, Jun Liu received help regarding proposal submissions, start up funding, narrative writing, budget creation, and commercialization strategies.
In particular, Jun expressed his appreciation for the Delaware SBDC’s resources. Jun could tell that the Delaware SBDC has a passion for helping small business and the resources to transfer knowledge into product commercialization. This is extremely useful to 2M, LLC as well as other fledgling technology startups. Jun continues to use the Delaware SBDC’s advising services to help grow and expand his business. He would “definitely recommend the Delaware SBDC to any small business.”