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Company Information:

Company Name: Farasis Energy, Inc.
City: Hayward
State: CA
Zip+4: 94545-1657
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (510) 732-6600

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,308,054.00 22
SBIR Phase II $3,999,745.00 5

Award List:

Stabilized Lithium Manganese Oxide Spinel Cathode for High Power Li-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler
Award Amount: $98,055.00
Abstract:
70892 LiMn2O4 is one of the most promising cathode materials for high-power Li-ion batteries because of its cost, safety and environmental advantages over other materials. However, its lack of stability in Li-ion cells at high temperatures is well known and has limited its commercial use.… More

Stabilized Lithium Manganese Oxide Spinel Cathode for High Power Li-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70892B02-II Lithium Manganese Oxide (LiMn2O4) is one of the most promising cathode materials for high-power Li-ion batteries because of its cost, safety, and environmental advantages over other materials. However, its lack of stability in Li-ion cells at high temperatures is well known and has… More

Stabilized Lithium Manganese Oxide Spinel Cathode for High Power Li-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler
Award Amount: $749,948.00
Abstract:
70892B02-II Lithium Manganese Oxide (LiMn2O4) is one of the most promising cathode materials for high-power Li-ion batteries because of its cost, safety, and environmental advantages over other materials. However, its lack of stability in Li-ion cells at high temperatures is well known and has… More

Novel, Combinational Approach to the Development of Cathode Catalysts for Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
72814B03-I Despite the benefits that fuel cells bring to the environment and our nation¿s energy independence, they are currently too expensive to be introduced commercially in most markets. A significant portion of the expense arises from the high cost of the platinum catalysts used at the anode… More

Nanostructured Anode For High Energy Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The work to be performed under this proposal is directed towards demonstrating the feasibility of using a compounding technique to develop high capacity, nano-structured anode materials for Li-ion batteries. The materials that will be developed will beentirely compatible with current Li-ion… More

Novel, Combinational Approach to the Development of Cathode Catalysts for Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,797.00
Abstract:
72814-Despite the potential positive impact that fuel cell powered vehicles and other systems and devices will have on the environment and national energy efficiency, their current cost is generally too high for widespread commercial introduction. A significant portion of the expense arises from… More

Novel, High Energy Density Intermetallic Anode Material for Li-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
76075-The current classes of anode and cathode materials used for Li-ion batteries do not have sufficient energy density to meet many advanced application requirements. Intermetallic anodes have the potential to triple or quadruple the energy density over current carbon anodes, but have not been… More

Novel, Redox Stabilized Li-Ion Rechargeable Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
76126-Current commercial Li-ion cells, used in electric and hybrid electric vehicles, are protected by several layers of safety devices, primarily to prevent catastrophic thermal runaway events that may result from improper use. Unfortunately, these safety devices are difficult to scale up for… More

Abuse Tolerant, Voltage Stabilized Li-ion Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yu Wang, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
79139S In power electronic conversion systems(PCS), wide band gap devices, such as silicon carbide (SiC), offer the promise of vastly exceeding the constraining restrictions of silicon by offering higher blocking voltages, higher operating temperatures, higher frequency, and lower switching losses… More

Accelerated Calendar Life Prediction for Li-ion Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
79001S Currently, no reliable method exists to rapidly determine the potential calendar life of a Li-ion cell. This is a major barrier to the introduction of such advanced battery systems into commercial applications such as hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), which require a battery life approaching… More

Novel, High Capacity Hydrogen Storage System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
78135S The use of hydrogen as a transportation fuel would have many advantages, but current methods for storing hydrogen onboard a vehicle do not meet DOE goals and are unlikely to be commercially feasible. Known systems and materials have problems with hydrogen storage capacity, temperature of… More

Novel, High Energy Density Intermetallic Anode Material for Li-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
76075S The current classes of anode and cathode materials used for Li-ion batteries do not have sufficient energy density to meet many advanced application requirements. Intermetallic anodes have the potential to triple or quadruple the energy density over current carbon anodes, but have not been… More

Novel Approach to Microbial Hydrogen Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ranjini Chatterjee, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The use of fossil fuels as the primary source of energy has been one of the predominant causes of global climate change. Consequently, the need to explore and develop alternate energy sources that are both non-polluting and renewable is becoming increasingly critical. Hydrogen (H2) offers… More

Novel, Redox-Stabilized Li-Ion Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Currently-available, commercial Li-ion cells are protected by several layers of safety devices, primarily to prevent catastrophic thermal runaway events that may result from improper use. Unfortunately, these safety devices are difficult to scale up for large cells, are not very effective at… More

Biofuels Production from Hemicellulose

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Ranjini Chatterjee
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The global issues of increasing petroleum prices, and the impact of fossil fuel consumption on climate-change, have renewed national priorities to develop replacements for petroleum-based fuels that are non-polluting and renewable. Microbe-based processes for the production of fuels from biomass… More

Novel, Redox-Stabilized Li-Ion Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler, Mr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Current commercial Li-ion cells are protected by several layers of safety devices, primarily to prevent catastrophic thermal runaway events that could result from improper use. Unfortunately, these safety devices are difficult to scale up for large cells, are not very effective at stabilizing… More

SBIR Phase I: New Catalyst Discovery by Novel Method

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will address the high cost of fuel cell catalysts by developing a novel method for the discovery of high activity catalyst and using the method to explore catalytic systems for methanol oxidation and oxygen reduction that have not already been… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel, High Capacity Battery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project will address the current energy density power, and manufacturing limitations of existing battery systems particularly as they are miniaturized. The goal of the project is to develop a new, easily assembled, solid-state electrochemical… More

Novel, High Performance Li-Ion Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith Kepler, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Current Li-ion technology offers the highest energy density of any rechargeable battery system. Unfortunately, Li-ion systems still do not meet the energy density and cost goals for emerging electric vehicle (EV) markets, including plug-in hybrid EVs (PHEVs). A new strategy to meeting these goals… More

Novel Lithium Ion High Energy Battery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Keith Kepler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Under this SBIR project a new chemistry for Li-ion cells will be developed that will enable a major advance in secondary battery gravimetric and volumetric energy density with improved safety and reliability. By the completion of the Phase I effort the feasibility of the chemistry to achieve energy… More

Non-Flammable Electrolyte for Naval Aviation Lithium Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Keith Kepler, President
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Lithium ion batteries are one of the most energy dense electrochemical energy storage systems currently available. The market for secondary batteries has been revolutionized by this battery system. Since its introduction in 1991, Li-ion battery chemistry has changed little, but now requires… More

SBIR Phase I:Li-ion Cells From Recycled Battery Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Keith D. Kepler, PhD
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project will develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a direct recycling process suitable for recovering and regenerating active materials from Li-ion cell waste streams and reincorporating those materials into low cost high performance Li-ion battery products. The project… More

Novel, High Performance Li-Ion Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith Kepler, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Current Li-ion technology offers the highest energy density of any rechargeable battery system. Unfortunately, Li-ion systems still do not meet the energy density and cost goals for emerging EV markets including PHEVs. A new strategy to meeting these goals includes selecting high capacity battery… More

Low Cost Venting Solution for Li-Ion Pouch Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith Kepler, Dr. – 510-732-6600
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Many new advanced Li-ion battery systems being developed for large applications such as EVs and PHEVs are using Li-ion pouch cells in which the packaging in which the cell is encased is made from a thin aluminum laminate material. While providing an advantage in energy density and thermal… More

Recycling Technology for Low Cost Li-ion Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith Kepler, Dr. – 510-732-6600 x
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Currently only ~ 1% of Lithium-ion batteries are recycled worldwide due to the fact that most cells are widely dispersed and there is little value in materials recovered from these cells using conventional recycling methods. To protect the environment and to stabilize battery prices the recycling… More

Advanced Space Energy Storage that Incorporates Long Cycle Life at High Depths of Discharge

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Keith Kepler, Chief Technology Officer – (510) 732-6600
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Greater cycle life at higher energy densities are required from Li-ion batteries to address the demands of military satellite systems. A new high capacity cathode material will be developed and a novel cell design strategy will be demonstrated with the potential to double the current… More

New, High Capacity, High Rate Cathode Material for Li-ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Keith Kepler, Mr. – 510-732-6600
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Current Li-ion technology offers the highest energy density of any rechargeable battery system. Unfortunately, Li-ion systems still do not meet the energy density and cost goals for emerging EV markets including PHEVs. A key barrier is the energy density and power capability of the cathode… More