US Department of Energy Selects XG Sciences to Develop High-Energy Battery Materials
Contract will accelerate commercialization of improved Lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles
Lansing, Mich. (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
XG Sciences, Inc. announced today it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop high-energy Lithium-ion battery materials for use in extended range electric vehicle applications. XG Sciences´ Silicon-graphene nanocomposite anode materials have demonstrated significant increases in energy storage capacity over traditional graphite and are manufactured with a commercially-proven, low-cost process using widely-available and economical starting materials.
“This DOE contract will accelerate product commercialization by targeting 600 mAh/g reversible anode capacity and 1000 cycle life in 250 mAh cells,” said Rob Privette, VP Energy Markets. “Our Silicon-graphene energy storage materials deliver significant improvements in battery cycle life over traditional Silicon-based materials due to a unique and highly-conductive graphene support network. We believe this research will help enable customers to benefit from extended battery run-time in automotive, portable electronics and grid-scale energy storage applications.” XG Sciences will lead a team that includes battery maker LG Chem Power, Inc. and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
XG Sciences´ energy storage materials are based on the company´s xGnP® graphene nanoplatelets and XG Leaf graphene sheet products that can be formulated into electrodes, with high charge storage and superior current carrying characteristics for batteries, ultracapacitors and fuel cells.
XG Sciences Inc. is a leading supplier of xGnP® graphene nanoplatelets supplying bulk materials and custom graphene-based products to more than 500 customers around the world. For evaluation materials and technical support please visit http://www.xgsciences.com or contact info(at)xgsciences(dot)com.
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