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Scalable Manufacturing of Graphite Yarns via Wet Spinning Process

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-17-P-0053
Agency Tracking Number: A17A-013-0028
Amount: $149,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17A-T013
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-08-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-02-16
Small Business Information
3666 W 2100 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84120
United States
DUNS: 968471248
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Feng Zhao
 Founder and CEO
 (801) 821-0163
Business Contact
 Lynn Zhang
Phone: (801) 803-1303
Research Institution
 North Carolina State University
 Mark Dutton
1020 Main Campus Dr
Raleigh, NC 27606
United States

 (919) 515-8949
 Nonprofit College or University

Recently, fiber/yarn-based energy-storage systems have attracted enormous attention due to their remarkable promises in smart textiles and high-tech sportswear etc., mainly as more pliable energy-storage units being truly wearable. Storagenergy Technologies Inc. proposes to develop graphite fibers (GFs), which are fabricated by a scalable and cost effective wet spinning approach, and later chemically modified and assembled into a fiber-based supercapacitor (FSC). If successful, Scalable, inexpensive manufacturing processes that produce yarns capable of storing energy will be developed for the wearable electronics sector.

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