11.18.16

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Tours Advanced Wisconsin Battery Manufacturer Silatronix

MADISON, WI – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today toured Silatronix headquarters to highlight our advanced Made in Wisconsin economy and congratulate the manufacturer on their recently awarded $3.7M Office of Naval Research (ONR) contract. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Baldwin has championed the ONR program that is supporting Silatronix’s pioneering work. 

“Here at Silatronix, I’m seeing firsthand how we can work together to build a next-generation, advanced manufacturing economy,” said Senator Baldwin. “I’m proud to have secured federal funding for the Navy programs that support Made in Wisconsin work being done at Silatronix. These investments will accelerate the development of our fast-growing lithium ion battery industry and create good paying, high-tech jobs here in Wisconsin.”

During the visit, Senator Baldwin toured the Silatronix Madison Headquarters facility, which includes their in-house battery and chemistry lab. Senator Baldwin met with the Silatronix team of chemists to discuss the next generation technologies in the works at Silatronix and the new program funded by the ONR contract. This new program will create “Organosilicon Electrolytes for Safe High Energy NCA-Based Li-ion Batteries.” The end product will produce a state of the art high-performance and high-safety battery that will be used in the military's UH-60 helicopter fleet.

Photos of the visit are available here