Redefining Energy Storage

At Aquion, we are changing the energy storage paradigm by manufacturing high-performance batteries that are clean, safe, and sustainable.

Our Aspen batteries are based on our proprietary Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) chemistry which has a unique environmentally-friendly electrochemical design, and they are the first and only batteries in the world to be Cradle to Cradle Certified™. Aspen batteries contain no heavy metals or toxic chemicals and are non-flammable and non-explosive, making them the safest batteries in the world – designed for use in pristine environments, island locations, homes and businesses.

Our Origins

In 2007, with support from Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Jay Whitacre began researching low-cost electrochemical approaches to bulk energy storage. Whitacre was looking for a way to create inexpensive and easy to manufacture batteries to meet the challenges of the world’s growing energy needs and increase the use of renewable power. In 2008 he produced the first functioning Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) battery. The result was promising enough to attract the attention of VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and by 2009, the technology was developed enough to spin out of Carnegie Mellon’s labs. The operations moved from Carnegie Mellon to the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, where Aquion is headquartered today.

Under the leadership of CEO Scott Pearson, Aquion began low volume production in the summer of 2011 and broke ground on full-scale manufacturing facility in nearby Westmoreland, PA in 2012. Aquion has been shipping commercially since mid-2014.

Our Name

Aquion, pronounced [Ah-kwi-ahn] is a portmanteau of the words “aqueous ion.”


Aquion is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a manufacturing facility in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania and a sales and marketing office in Framingham, Massachusetts.


32 39th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
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1001 Technology Drive
Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666
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32 39th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

1001 Technology Dr, Mount Pleasant, PA, United States