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Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: 68D00239
Agency Tracking Number: 68D00239
Amount: $69,935.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2000
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
350 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
United States
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Robert Kovar
Business Contact
Phone: (781) 684-4000
Research Institution

Not Available Effective energy storage is a key issuer of NASA space power system. Secondary batteries are considered as candidates for the portable and rechargeable energy storage. The primary criteria for rechargeable batteries are high energy density and low cost. NASA's goal is to increase battery energy density over Ni-Cd (60 Wh/kg) and Ni-H2, (61 Wh/kg) and retain hundreds of cycles. Although, current Ni-LaNi5 type hydride battery already hits the energy density of 67 Wh/kg and life of 300 cycles, Nanomaterials Research Corporation (NRC) seeks to develop and demonstrate Ni-Mg batteries with more than 300 Wh/kg energy density using innovative materials and surface engineering. Phase I will systematically establish the proof-of-concept; Phase II will optimize, scale-up and fabricate prototype batteries for power supply applications; Phase III will commercialize the technology.

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