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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-11-C-0045
Agency Tracking Number: A102-139-0219
Amount: $119,943.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-139
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466
DUNS: 066594979
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert McDonald, Ph.D.
 Program Manager
 (781) 529-0530
Business Contact
 Anthony LaConti
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (781) 529-0501
Research Institution
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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