CHICAGO, June 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a launch issued June 10, 2021 by NanoGraf, please notice the USA Superior Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) awarded the electrical car battery analysis and improvement contract to NanoGraf referenced in paragraph six, not USCAR as beforehand talked about. The corrected launch follows:
To assist us higher embrace our electrical future, NanoGraf, a sophisticated battery materials firm, right now introduced it has enabled the very best vitality density 18650 cylindrical lithium-ion cell on the planet – one that gives a 28 p.c longer run time than conventional cell chemistries.
Aided by funding from the U.S. Department of Defense and others, NanoGraf’s group of scientists, technologists, and engineers right now unveiled an 800 watt-hour per liter (Wh/L) silicon-anode based mostly cell that gives compelling advantages for just about any software – from client electronics to electrical car batteries to the batteries that energy the tools troopers use throughout operations.
“It is a breakthrough for the battery business,” stated NanoGraf President, Dr. Kurt (Chip) Breitenkamp. “Power density has plateaued, solely growing eight p.c or so over the past decade. We simply achieved a ten p.c enhance in just a little below a yr. That is over a decade’s value of innovation in a single expertise.”
One of many largest alternatives for extra energy-dense batteries lies with electrical autos, the place “vary nervousness” is a serious obstacle to mainstream adoption. NanoGraf’s new cell expertise might instantly present a lift to electrical autos, such because the Tesla Mannequin S, which might final roughly 28 p.c longer on a single cost in comparison with related autos on the highway right now.
Along with business functions, the NanoGraf-enabled battery additionally dramatically improves the efficiency of soldier-carried army electronics and tools. U.S. troopers on patrol carry upwards of twenty kilos of lithium ion batteries, usually the second heaviest class of kit after physique armor. NanoGraf’s batteries enhance run time on U.S. troopers’ tools and might scale back their battery pack weights by over 15 p.c.
The announcement follows a interval of fast development for the corporate. Final yr, the U.S. Division of Protection awarded NanoGraf a $1.65 million grant to develop longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries to energy U.S. army tools. On July 17, 2019, the USA Superior Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a subsidiary of the USA Council for Automotive Analysis LLC (USCAR), announced the award of a $7.5 million electrical car battery analysis and improvement contract to NanoGraf. This contract award was enabled by a cooperative settlement with the U.S. Division of Power.
For extra details about NanoGraf and its silicon-anode battery materials and expertise, go to www.nanograf.com.
NanoGraf is a sophisticated battery materials firm whose patented silicon-anode expertise allows longer-lasting, higher-energy, and higher-power lithium-ion batteries. NanoGraf works with greater than 50 corporations, together with among the world’s main client electronics, family equipment, and energy software manufacturers, and over 12 strategic companions in electrical mobility (from startups to Fortune 100s). NanoGraf is a spinout of Northwestern College and Argonne Nationwide Laboratory. For extra info, go to www.nanograf.com.
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