Advanced materials startup gets $4M to improve electric car batteries

Advanced materials startup gets $4M to improve electric car batteries

Technology News |
By Rich Pell

The grant from the US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), a collaborative organization of Fiat Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors, is for the development of advanced anode materials for automotive lithium-ion battery applications.

The 30-month program will focus on the development of silicon-graphene high-energy anode material for vehicle applications and the development and scale up of pouch cells with higher battery capacity and faster charging rates than today’s graphite-based lithium ion pouches with a capacity of 372 mAh/g. The graphene approach can provide capacities between 1000 and 2500 mAh/g, while the nano-engineered porosity introduced into the graphene layers allows rapid diffusion of lithium through the structure for faster charging.

All of this can be produced with a low-cost, chemistry-based manufacturing process, says the company.

“SiNode Systems is pleased to be a recipient of this grant and is proud to contribute to USABC’s battery technology research and development programs,” said Samir Mayekar, Co-Founder and CEO of SiNode Systems in a statement. “We believe our advanced anode materials technology will be an enabler in improving the performance and reducing the cost of advanced batteries for vehicle electrification.”

Related articles:
Open materials database advances battery design
BASF obtains high-power Li-ion battery material license
Nonflammable toothpaste-like composite promises safer Li-ion batteries
Graphene innovation aims to improve lithium-metal battery safety

If you enjoyed this article, you will like the following ones: don't miss them by subscribing to :    eeNews on Google News


Linked Articles