Natron Energy (formerly Alveo Energy) is an energy storage company that is developing a new battery technology for applications including UPS, lift trucks, renewables smoothing, DCM, and regulatory services. Natron's batteries offer higher power density, faster recharge, and longer cycle life than incumbent technologies. To achieve these properties, Natron has developed a new cell chemistry based on Prussian blue electrodes and a sodium-ion electrolyte. Natron's batteries can be economically produced from commodity materials on existing Li-ion cell manufacturing lines.
Founded in 2012 as a spin-out of Stanford University, Natron seeks to transform industrial and grid energy storage by providing customers with lower cost, longer lasting, more efficient batteries. Natron is backed by leading venture capital investors and has received support from ARPA-E.