South 8 CEO Speaks About Liquefied Gas Electrolytes to Advance Next-Generation EV Batteries at AABC

SAN DIEGO – Cyrus Rustomji, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of South 8 Technologies, Inc., is scheduled to speak about Liquefied Gas Electrolytes for Next-Generation EV Batteries at the 22nd Annual Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC), Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. in Coronado, Calif.

South 8, a San Diego-based cleantech company, has developed safer and higher performance electrolytes for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. It recently expanded its manufacturing facility, corporate offices and team of experts as interest grows in its patented liquefied gas (LiGas®) electrolyte.

Originally developed via research by cofounders CEO Rustomji and Chief Technology Officer Jungwoo Lee, Ph.D. at University of California, San Diego, South 8’s LiGas® electrolyte is a novel alternative to conventional liquid electrolytes for lithium-ion battery cells. The LiGas® electrolyte improves safety through elimination of thermal runaway, increases energy, has world-record temperature performance, and offers fast-charge capability all while maintaining traditional Li-ion manufacturing processes and lowering cost. South 8’s LiGas® electrolyte has drawn the interest of leading tier 1 lithium-ion cell and automotive manufacturers, as well as the U.S. Department of Defense.  

For over 20 years, the annual AABC conference has attracted battery innovators and automakers to explore the underlying technical and business issues impacting the pace and path of vehicle electrification worldwide. Media interested in attending may register via the AABC press page.  

South 8’s team continues to grow with several positions currently open. To learn more visit

About South 8 Technologies  

South 8 Technologies, Inc. has developed a novel liquefied gas electrolyte product, LiGas®, to power the next generation of lithium-ion batteries and advance the world’s clean energy future.  The venture-backed cleantech company’s Series A round of $12 million was led by Anzu Partners with participation from LG Ventures, Shell Ventures, Foothill Ventures, and Taiyo Nippon Sanso.

For more information about South 8 Technologies, visit or follow South 8 on LinkedIn. 

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