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Advanced Non-Flammable Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-031-0133
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-031
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
Lynntech, Inc.
2501 Earl Rudder Freeway South College Station, TX 77845-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Advanced Non-Flammable Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-11-C-0425
Award Amount: $373,947.00
 

Abstract:

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with improved safety, abuse tolerance, reliability, and volumetric and gravimetric energy densities are needed for Navy aircraft including the Joint Strike Fighter, H-1 Light Attack Helicopter, and other aircraft. Despite their high energy densities, current lithium-ion batteries can combust and release highly toxic chemicals under failure mechanisms such as overcharging, internal shorting, defects, physical damage, overheating, etc. Lynntech has developed advanced electrolytes that are non-flammable and that can provide Li-ion batteries with similar performance (e.g. energy density, power density, cycle life, calendar life, temperature range) compared with batteries utilizing conventional electrolytes. The Phase II project will optimize the electrolyte composition, test the performance in packaged cells, develop a process for scaled-up production of the electrolyte, and deliver prototype cells to the Navy for testing and evaluation. The advanced non-flammable electrolyte will provide battery modules for Navy aircraft that have improved safety and abuse tolerance.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Rhodes
Sr. Research Scientist
(979) 764-2200
christopher.rhodes@lynntech.com

Business Contact:

G. Hisaw
Sr. Contracts Administrat
(979) 764-2200
renee.hisaw@lynntech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lynntech, Inc.
2501 Earl Rudder Freeway South College Station, TX -

EIN/Tax ID: 742463014
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No