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New and Improved Nonaqueous Electrolyte Components - Salts and Solvents

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77253
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-078-0341
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COVALENT ASSOC., INC.
541 NW 11th Street Corvallis, OR 97330 6018
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: New and Improved Nonaqueous Electrolyte Components - Salts and Solvents
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-09-C-0020
Award Amount: $729,998.00
 

Abstract:

A need exists to significantly improve the low temperature performance of lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries presently being developed for U.S. Army field applications. State-of-the-art Li-ion battery performance rapidly declines as the temperature falls below -20 degrees C; yet high rate capability with useful battery capacity at temperatures as low as -40 degrees C is required to meet warfighter requirements on the battlefield. To solve this problem, we have developed some novel Li-ion battery electrolyte formulations that incorporate a new class of electrolyte additives. During Phase I the new electrolytes demonstrated excellent low temperature rate capabilities in well-engineered Li-ion cells. During Phase II the new electrolyte formulations will be further evaluated in Li-ion cells and batteries over a broad spectrum of temperatures. These novel Li-ion battery electrolytes will provide a simple and cost-effective solution for the low temperature performance problem while enabling Li-ion battery performance at temperatures up to 80 degrees C.

Principal Investigator:

Victor Koch
President/CEO
5412073844
koch@covalentassociates.com

Business Contact:

Victor Koch
President/CEO
5412073844
koch@covalentassociates.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COVALENT ASSOC., INC.
541 NW 11th Street Corvallis, OR 97330

EIN/Tax ID: 042752232
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No