SK On and Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) signed an MOU on Nov. 4 to create a lithium-ion battery safety-maximizing technology and related standards.
KERI is a government-funded research institute under the Ministry of Science and ICT that conducts power machinery testing and certification and engages in a variety of electricity-related technologies R&D.
President Myung Sung-ho of KERI, CEO Jee Dong-seob of SK On and others were present at the ceremony held in SK Seorin Building in Jongno-gu, Seoul.
The MOU outlines the two organizations’ collaboration in creating technologies to produce considerably more advanced batteries by conducting rigorous tests and research in the areas of ▲battery performance, ▲reliability, ▲ safety, and others.
The relationship between SK On and KERI stems from SK On’s aspiration to develop ‘super gap’ competencies in battery safety, allowing consumers to trust and use its batteries.
CEO Jee Dong-seob of SK On said, “We will create an unrivaled super gap in terms of safety, allowing SK On batteries to be recognized as a new ‘measure of quality’ for customers looking for safe and outstanding electric vehicles, while also contributing to the development of the global battery industry and the growth of the electric vehicle industry.”