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Flameproof Additives for Automotive Li Ion Batteries

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94446
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
90457
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 DOWNEY ST NORWOOD, MA 02062-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Flameproof Additives for Automotive Li Ion Batteries
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85339
Award Amount: $99,926.00
 

Abstract:

When lithium-ion cells are exposed to high temperatures, overcharge, over discharge, or short circuits, the extreme conditions not only could cause cell failure but also could lead to fires or even explosions. Such possibilities have led to serious concerns about the use of this type of battery in the development of electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid EVs (HEVs), and plug-in HEVs (PHEVs). Therefore, it is critical to develop new materials for improving the safety and usability of large-format lithium-ion batteries. This project will develop new flame retardant additives for Li-ion battery electrolytes. These additives will be used in small quantities and will be designed to not adversely affect battery operation while completely suppressing flammability. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Li batteries are considered to be promising candidates for electric vehicles and portable electronic equipment. The successful development of safe and high energy density Li rechargeable batteries for HEV and PHEV should advance the worldwide effort to reduce the production of greenhouse gases.

Principal Investigator:

Trung Nguyen
Dr.
7817699450
trunghn@eiclabs.com

Business Contact:

David Rauh
Dr.
7817699450
drauh@eiclabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Eic Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street Norwood, MA 02062

EIN/Tax ID: 042497074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No