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SBIR Phase I: New and Improved Zinc-Air Battery System and Devices

Company: American Energy Technologies Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a series of primary and rechargeable Zinc-Air batteries of new generation. Individual cells will use a new and improved interior design, as well as will incorporate in their composition a… more

UTILITY SCALE FLOW ELECTROLYTE RECHARGEABLE ZINC AIR BATTERIES FOR FACILITIES RENEWABLE ENERGY STORAGE

Company: Bettergy Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: … in some applications. However, due to high maintenance cost, short cycle life, and negative environment effects, alternative EES systems are highly sought after. Zinc is one of the most abundant elements in the earths crust, and has a rather low electrochemical potential, zinc… more

Development of Rechargeable Batteries for BTE Cochlear Devices

Company: Front Edge Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … loss is the number one disability in the world. There are currently over eight million Americans that wear hearing aids and approximately 200,000 cochlear implants in use worldwide. For many years, hearing aids and cochlear devices were primarily powered by disposable zinc-air… more

Advanced Thin-film Battery Development

Company: FlexEl, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: A zinc-water battery system for use in underwater environments is proposed, with an expected energy density significantly higher than lithium-ion batteries and slightly less than zinc-air batteries. The research proposed utilizes a concentrated electrolyte,… more

UTILITY SCALE FLOW ELECTROLYTE RECHARGEABLE ZINC AIR BATTERIES FOR FACILITIES RENEWABLE ENERGY STORAGE

Company: Bettergy Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: … in some applications. However, due to high maintenance cost, short cycle life, and negative environment effects, alternative EES systems are highly sought after. Zinc is one of the most abundant elements in the earth's crust, and has a rather low electrochemical potential, … more

Development of Rechargeable Batteries for BTE Cochlear Devices

Company: Front Edge Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): For many years cochlear devices were primarily powered by zinc-air hearing-aid batteries. However, given the inconvenience, cost and environmental impact due to the replacement and disposal of non-rechargeable zinc-air … more

STTR Phase II: Superhydrophobic Coatings for Water Repelling and Corrosion Control

Company: Innovative Surface Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / STTR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: … sources as moisture, sweat, and rain interferes with acoustical performance and causes corrosion, circuitry malfunction and breakdown of the hearing aid. Openings are required for the transfer of sound waves. A seam is located around the battery and the Zinc/air … more

Development of State-of Charge Technology for Zn/Air Battery Systems

Company: Global Technology Connection, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: The objective of this program is to develop and demonstrate a state-of-charge (SOC) technology for Zinc-Air batteries that accounts for environmental factors (temperature, humidity) and storage factors (O2 exposure times) beyond the discharge profile. The… more

Economical Power Source for Dismounted Soldier and Unattended Ground Sensor Missions

Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2007 / 1
Abstract: … and developing thermoelectric systems and Balance of Plant components will be evaluated as part of the overall integrated power generation system design studies. If successful, a low cost system which exceeds the baseline performance of military BB-8180/U Zinc-air … more

Development of State-of Charge Technology for Zn/Air Battery Systems

Company: Global Technology Connection, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2006 / 1
Abstract: Global Technology Connection with our partners (University of Idaho and Electric Fuel Battery Corporation) proposes the development and integration of an accurate low power microcontroller based state of charge (SOC) indicator technology for Zinc/Air battery… more

Inexpensive, High Performance Fuel Cell Electrodes and Batteries Made from Cellular Coal

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2001 / 1
Abstract: … of the electrode specifications. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Coal-based carbon foam electrodes should improve the performance and reduce the cost of fuel cells and of carbon-zinc batteries, zinc-air … more

Inexpensive, High Performance Fuel Cell Electrodes and Batteries Made from Cellular Coal

Company: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2001 / 2
Abstract: … of the electrode specifications. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Coal-based carbon foam electrodes should improve the performance and reduce the cost of fuel cells and of carbon-zinc batteries, zinc-air … more

Advanced Development Program for a Lightweight, Rechargeable "AA" Zinc-Air Battery

Company: Yardney Technical Products, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1997 / 2
Abstract: Those battery systems that are currently readily available (lead-acid and nickel-cadmium), as well as those that are only now becoming a vailable in limited sizes and capacities (nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion), can provide ample power for most portable equipment applications but the energy… more

Advanced Development Program for a Lightweight, Rechargeable "AA" Zinc-Air Battery

Company: Yardney Technical Products, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 1996 / 1
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RECHARCHEABLE ZINC-AIR CELL

Company: Matsi, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 1992 / 2
Abstract: … OTHER AVAILABLE,RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES ARE TOO LOW. THOSE FOR LEAD-ACID ANDNICKEL-CADMIUM ARE ONLY 35 WH/KG AND, ALTHOUGH THAT OF NICKEL-HYDROGEN IS SOMEWHAT HIGHER AT 55 WH/KG, IT HAS A LOWENERGY DENSITY THAT, AT ONLY 60 WH/L, MAKES IT RATHER BULKY. IN CONTRAST, THE … more

THE ULTIMATE (PHASE III) OBJECTIVE OF THIS EFFORT IS TO OPTIMIZE THE ELECTRONIC AND POWER COMPONENTS OF THE ARTIFICIAL HEART SUPPORT SYSTEM TO MINIMIZE THE DEMANDS ON THE BATTERY, AND TO DEVELOP A HIGH ENERGY DENSITY ZINC-AIR BATTERY PACK, TO YIELD A

Company: Nu-tech Industries Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 1985 / 1
Abstract: THE ULTIMATE (PHASE III) OBJECTIVE OF THIS EFFORT IS TO OPTIMIZE THE ELECTRONIC AND POWER COMPONENTS OF THE ARTIFICIAL HEART SUPPORT SYSTEM TO MINIMIZE THE DEMANDS ON THE BATTERY, AND TO DEVELOP A HIGH ENERGY DENSITY ZINC-AIR BATTERY PACK, TO YIELD A SYSTEM… more