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Rapid densification for solid-state electrolyte production

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP4701-22-C-0084
Agency Tracking Number: L2-0370
Amount: $1,599,883.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA203-004
Solicitation Number: 20.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-08-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-07
Small Business Information
333 Jackson Plaza
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-1922
United States
DUNS: 041616653
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Nathan Taylor
 (616) 460-1908
 nathan.taylor@zakurobattery.com
Business Contact
 Norma Sosa
Phone: (310) 254-4581
Email: norma.sosa@zakurobattery.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Solid-state batteries promise energy densities well beyond that of current Li-ion batteries while providing additional safety through the elimination of the flammable liquid electrolyte. Of the solid-electrolytes currently under development, Li7La3Zr2O12 (LLZO) is attractive due to its inherent stability versus Li metal. One drawback for LLZO and any oxide electrolyte is the high temperatures required for densification. Zakuro’s proprietary densification technology allows for rapid production of thin electrolyte films suitable for electrochemical devices on a scalable manufacturing platform. The minimization of time and energy for sintering is expected to deliver the lowest cost path to solid-state battery manufacturing. In Phase II, densification will be scaled to relevant pre-pilot production areas and manufacturing speeds.

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