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Aerojet Rocketdyne and ZAF Energy team up

Aerojet Rocketdyne and ZAF Energy Systems have established a new teaming agreement working together on an energy storage system utilizing ZAF's nickel-zinc batteries and Aerojet Rocketdyne's battery management system (BMS). For more information see the IDTechEx report on Li-ion Batteries 2018-2028.
 
"Our battery management systems provide unprecedented control and health monitoring capabilities for a variety of energy storage solutions," said Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake. "With this new ZAF agreement, we're expanding our power systems portfolio."
 
"Nickel-zinc batteries are ideally suited to replace lead-acid batteries where performance, weight, and life-cycle requirements need to be improved," said Randy Moore, president and CEO of ZAF Energy Systems. "We are excited to work with Aerojet Rocketdyne. Together we will make our nickel-zinc battery systems smarter and expand our reach for mission-critical applications."
 
While nickel-zinc batteries do not require a BMS for cell balancing and safety while charging, the BMS can enhance reliability and greatly extend battery life cycle for aerospace and defense applications. The new energy storage system being produced by ZAF and Aerojet Rocketdyne is a safe, technically advanced and cost-effective alternative to traditional batteries for both space and military applications.
 
 
About Aerojet Rocketdyne
Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc, is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion systems and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, and tactical systems areas, in support of domestic and international customers. For more information, visit www.Rocket.com External Link and www.AerojetRocketdyne.com External Link. Follow Aerojet Rocketdyne and CEO Eileen Drake on Twitter at @AerojetRdyne and @DrakeEileen.
 
About ZAF Energy Systems, Inc
Incorporated in 2011 and with locations in Montana and Missouri, ZAF Energy Systems develops and commercializes next-generation battery technologies that use sustainable, nontoxic materials and can be safely and easily recycled. Its breakthrough battery technologies include a nickel zinc (NiZn) chemistry and a zinc air chemistry, both of which deliver the highest power and energy density of any battery system in their class. ZAF's rechargeable batteries provide long-life and economical solutions in a safe package for a variety of applications, including: electric vehicles, commercial trucking, renewables integration, back-up power, consumer electronics, mobility, recreation vehicles, and in aerospace and defense. For more information, visit: www.zafsys.com External Link
 
Aerojet Rocketdyne media contact:
Ashley Gudzak, In-Space Communications
 
 
For additional information, please contact ZAF media inquiries:
1-512-215-4452
 
Source: ZAF Energy Systems Inc
 
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