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Doubling the energy density of lithium-ion batteries for transportation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
ARPA-E
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0674-1542
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sila Nanotechnologies Inc
541 10th St NW #195  Atlanta , GA 30318-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Doubling the energy density of lithium-ion batteries for transportation
Agency / Branch: DOE / ARPA-E
Contract: DE-AR0000265
Award Amount: $1,500,000.00
 

Abstract:

To accelerate the adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), Sila Nanotechnologies and its project team aim to transform portable energy storage by demonstrating 1200 Wh/L performance in full cells, with electrode materials materials cost of just $40/kWh. By more than doubling the amount of energy stored in any given form factor cell, without changing the manufacturing process, we will reduce the cost to produce a kWh of storage in half. In order to achieve these goals, Sila will abandon conventional intercalation materials such as LiCoO2 and C, in favor of an alloying-type materials pair using lithium disulfide (Li2S)-based composite cathode, and silicon (Si)-based composite anode. Both of the proposed materials will be synthesized into proprietary structures developed at Sila and Georgia Tech and tested in fully functioning, 1Ah+ cells.

Principal Investigator:

Gene Berdichevsky
(404) 919-7452
gene@silanano.com

Business Contact:

Gene Berdichevsky
(404) 919-7452
gene@silanano.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sila Nanotechnologies Inc
541 10th St NW #195  Atlanta , GA 30318-

EIN/Tax ID: 452982641
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No