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STTR Phase I: Advanced Material Recycling for Lithium Ion Battery Electrodes

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1448061
Agency Tracking Number: 1448061
Amount: $225,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: CT
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-01-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-12-31
Small Business Information
63221 Service Road Suite 6/F Suite 202
Bend, OR 97701
United States
DUNS: 136571192
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Steven Sloop
 (541) 389-7897
 ssloop@onto-technology.com
Business Contact
 Steven Sloop
Phone: (541) 389-7897
Email: ssloop@onto-technology.com
Research Institution
 Oregon State University
 Michael M Lerner
 
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will be to recycle materials for use in manufacture of advanced batteries. Success and commercialization of this projects? technology will facilitate recycling of consumer and electric vehicle waste batteries. The project enhances scientific understanding by demonstrating the durability, robustness and recyclability of advanced engineered materials. Societal and commercial impacts of the successful commercial implementation include: (1) Preservation of critical materials (for example cobalt) for processing into the new battery. (2) Savings of energy used in mining, and the avoidance of sulfur oxides (SOX) and arsenide that result in processing ores. (3) Elimination of hazardous disposal costs of end-of-life batteries. (4) Reduced manufacturing costs. (5) Establishment of new jobs required for collection, processing and distribution of materials. The objectives of this Phase I research project are to demonstrate feasibility of recycling material from lithium-ion batteries. The research project will recycle scrap batteries using innovative processes that produce material suitable for use in new batteries. The project will process and characterize the recycled materials and compare those technical results with appropriate standards. To stage the pre-commercial demonstration, new cells will use recycled materials and be characterized directly for capacity, rate and cycle life. The Phase I project will target a small cell made using recycled material. The Phase I project will result in comparative analysis of small cells made using recycled material and standard commercial material, with performance expectation of the cell from recycled material to be within 5-10% of the cell from fresh commercial material.

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