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Nano-Composite Anode for Thermal Batteries

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-035-0034
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-035
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Nano-Composite Anode for Thermal Batteries
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68936-12-C-0151
Award Amount: $79,921.00
 

Abstract:

To increase specific power of thermal batteries, thinning the electrodes by cold pressing has been the primary approach to decrease the electrolyte diffusion distance during discharge and to reduce the significant portion of electrode materials un-reacted after discharge. This approach however, further reduces porosity of the electrodes making them even less permeable to electrolyte. Handling thin and brittle electrode disks adds significant manufacturing costs. Giner, Inc. proposes to address these problems by using a fibrous nano-composite anode for applications in next-generation high power/energy density thermal batteries. In the Phase I program, Giner will synthesize this fibrous composite anode and demonstrate its performance in a prototype single cell. On a Phase II program, Giner will scale up this composite anode and develop optimized electrode fabrication procedures and full size prototype cells will be fabricated and tested in nonoperational and operational environments. Safety tests will also be performed in Phase II in accordance to Navy"s missile battery safety requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Junqing Ma
Senior Scientist
(781) 529-0587
jma@ginerinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony Vaccaro
President/COO
(781) 529-0504
avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042529800
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No