New and Improved Nonaqueous Electrolyte Components - Salts and Solvents

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-07-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: A062-078-0341
Amount: $119,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-078
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
10 State Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 040191686
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Victor Koch
 President & CEO
 (781) 938-1140
 koch@covalentAssociates.com
Business Contact
 Linda Morrison
Title: Organization Manager
Phone: (781) 938-1140
Email: morrison@covalentassociates.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A need exists to significantly improve the low temperature performance of lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries presently being developed for U.S. Army field applications. State-of-the-art Li-ion battery performance rapidly declines as the temperature falls below -10°C; yet high rate capability with useful battery capacity at temperatures as low as -40°C is required to meet warfighter requirements on the battlefield. To solve this problem we propose to develop a novel Li-ion battery electrolyte formulation that incorporates some new electrolyte additives. Covalent’s novel Li-ion battery electrolytes will provide a simple and cost-effective solution for the low temperature performance problem since we have demonstrated that small quantities of the additives significantly enhance low temperature rate capability while enabling Li-ion battery performance at temperatures of up to 80°C.

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