Low Cost Production of Carbon Monofluoride (CFx) for Lithium Batteries

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: HQ0147-14-C-8304
Agency Tracking Number: L122-002-0073
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA122-002
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-11-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-11-07
Small Business Information
2 Park Drive, Suite 4, Westford, MA, 01886-3525
DUNS: 101061500
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edward Salley
 Sr. Research Scientist
 (978) 692-4664
 esalley@reactive-innovations.com
Business Contact
 Michael Kimble
Title: President
Phone: (978) 692-4664
Email: mkimble@reactive-innovations.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Li/CFx primary batteries are considered to be a superior choice for military applications that require long life, light weight and very low self-discharge. The high cost of current carbon monofluoride materials, however, adds significantly to the total cost of the battery. Reactive Innovations, LLC (RIL) proposes to develop a method to produce CFx materials with over a 50% cost saving. The process is based on a novel rapid diffusion method that will reduce fabrication time, increase production rate, and ultimately provide a significant cost savings to the military. In the Phase I program, RIL will build a prototype reactor and produce 100 grams of CFx material demonstrating feasibility of the technology. Comparable electrochemical performance to state-of-the-art CFx materials in lithium cells will be demonstrated in the Phase I. In the Phase II program, RIL will scale up the CFx production to multi-kilogram level, demonstrate a minimum cost savings of 50%, examine stability, and fabricate D-cell batteries with the generated CFx powder in collaboration with a battery manufacturing partner.

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