New Electrolytes for Rechargeable Lithium-Air Battery with Increased Cycle Life for Silent Watch Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,961.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-11-C-0045
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-139-0219
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-139
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
066594979
Principal Investigator:
Robert McDonald
Program Manager
(781) 529-0530
rmcdonald@ginerinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony LaConti
Chief Executive Officer
(781) 529-0501
alaconti@ginerinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The army requires substantial improvements in battery energy density compared to current lithium-ion and lead acid batteries. The lightweight lithium-air battery has the potential to meet these needs, provided certain material characteristics can be improved, including extended lithium rechargeability, electrolyte stability, decreased air cathode polarization and stable performance at elevated cell operating temperatures. Giner, Inc. (Giner) will use its stable high-voltage electrolyte system together with improved air-electrode design and processing to achieve the cycle life and energy density requirements for silent watch applications. Electrolyte composition and air-side cathode catalyst structure will be optimized for continuous operation of a prototype lithium-air cell operating in air.

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