SBIR Phase I: Recycling Advanced Batteries

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0638322
Agency Tracking Number: 0638322
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AM
Solicitation Number: NSF 05-557
Small Business Information
63221 Service Road Suite 6/F, Suite 202, Bend, OR, 97701
DUNS: 136571192
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Sloop
 PhD
 (541) 389-7897
 ssloop@onto-technology.com
Business Contact
 Steven Sloop
Title: PhD
Phone: (541) 389-7897
Email: ssloop@onto-technology.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will involve development of the technology to ""recycle"" batteries (making new batteries from exhausted batteries) and the potential for identifying the causes for premature battery failure. In the proposed research, battery grade electrode materials including the expensive new nanomaterials will be recovered from retired lithium-ion batteries through the use of low energy, green chemical methods prefrred to smelting. The ""recovered"" materials will be subsequently used in making new lithium-ion batteries. The proposed technology will help the environment by reducing battery waste, and will impact electronics recycling worldwide. If successful, the proposed research will swing battery manufacturers to using recycled materials.

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