SBIR Phase I: Recycling Advanced Batteries

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0638322
Agency Tracking Number:
0638322
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
OnTo Technologies
63221 Service Road Suite 6/F, Suite 202, Bend, OR, 97701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
136571192
Principal Investigator:
Steven Sloop
PhD
(541) 389-7897
ssloop@onto-technology.com
Business Contact:
Steven Sloop
PhD
(541) 389-7897
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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