SBIR Phase II: Cost-Effective Manufacture of High-Power Li-Ion Batteries for NGV

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,880.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
0349621
Agency Tracking Number:
0231682
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
InvenTek Corporation
320 Willow Street, New Lenox, IL, 60451
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Kaun
PI
(815) 483-9564
kauntd@juno.com
Business Contact:
Thomas Kaun
(815) 483-9564
kauntd@juno.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes a prototype Lithium-ion battery that has inherent cost advantages for a NGV FreedomCar and hybrid electric vehicle, HEV, requiring compact pulse-power. The unique rolled-ribbon cell can meet the cost requirements and deliver thousands of pulses and recharges. The battery design projects power at 2-4kW/kg and power density at 7.5kW/liter similar to an ultracapacitor, with 20 times greater specific energy at 100- 120Wh/kg . The rolled-ribbon design is a technology that enables US producers to compete by lowering the materials requirement, packaging and safeguard costs of a large high-power battery. It fulfills the need for high power at low cost. In addition, this disc-shaped design exhibits excellent passive thermal management with inherent safety. Gasoline savings will reduce air pollution and oil imports.

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