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Asymmetric Electrochemical Capacitors for Hybrid Vehicle Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94523
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
90441
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA 24016-4962
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Asymmetric Electrochemical Capacitors for Hybrid Vehicle Technology
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85472
Award Amount: $99,965.00
 

Abstract:

Energy storage technology, including batteries and electrochemical capacitors, is one of the critical technical barriers to the development of cost-effective hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). HEVs and PHEVs require high energy storage density and high power density so that they can deliver high power pulses and accept high power recharging pulses from regenerative braking. This project will optimize previously developed carbon nanosheet electrodes and metal oxide-based electrodes for asymmetric electrochemical capacitors. Phase I will build and test initial devices and determine a manufacturing path for producing prototype devices. The Phase I goal is to develop a single-cell asymmetric electrochemical capacitor capable of sustaining an energy density >10 Wh/kg, power density >1000 W/kg, a cycle life >300,000 cycles, and a 20-year calendar life. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: If successful, electrochemical capacitors will be mass-produced for integration into hybrid electric vehicles, improving their energy storage capabilities and reducing cost.

Principal Investigator:

Carey Tanner
Dr.
4344834246
submissions307@lunainnovations.com

Business Contact:

Maggie Hudson
Ms.
4344834254
submissions307@lunainnovations.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA 24016

EIN/Tax ID: 541560050
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No