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USABC grants Physical Sciences $919,000 contract for Li-ion material coating assessment 

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) recently granted a $919,000 contract to Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) to assess active coating material in order to verify whether this technology actually improves Li-ion cell-level energy density and lowers costs. The 18-month-long project, which began last year, will evaluate PSI cells to determine whether the company’s active… Read more »

USABC awards $4.8-million battery tech contract to Zenlabs Energy

Battery company Zenlabs Energy has received a $4.8-million contract from the US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) to develop low-cost, fast-charging batteries. The goal of the contract is to develop optimized cell designs and a scalable pre-Li method for high-capacity silicon oxide anodes. The 50 percent share contract funds a 30-month project. USABC is a subsidiary… Read more »

Worcester Polytechnic research team wins award from USABC for battery recycling process

An engineering research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts recently won a million-dollar contract from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) to develop an innovative process for recycling used Li-ion batteries. The team, led by WPI professor Yan Wang, it created a patented closed-loop recycling process that works like this: the batteries… Read more »

USABC awards funding for stop-start applications, improved electrolytes

The US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) has awarded $2.68 million to San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies for the development of a hybrid energy storage system for automotive stop-start applications. The competitively bid contract award is co-funded by the DOE. The 19-month program will focus on the technological and economic feasibility of adapting a 12-volt hybrid energy… Read more »

DOE to award $62.5 million to USABC to accelerate development of next-generation EV batteries

The DOE announced that the US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), an industry group managed by GM, Ford and Chrysler, will lead an industry-wide effort to accelerate development of next-generation battery technologies for electrified vehicles. The DOE will invest $12.5 million per year for five years, subject to congressional appropriations, which will be matched by an… Read more »

American Battery Technology wins $2-million contract for battery recycling program

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) has announced a $2-million lithium-ion recycling development program with American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) in Fernley, Nevada. The contract award, which includes a 75-percent cost share by the ABTC-led project team, funds a 30-month project. The program’s goal is to demonstrate a scaled, fully-domestic, integrated processing cycle for… Read more »

New study: Recycled cathode material is just as good for batteries as new material

The use of recycled cathode material to make new batteries will be a key part of the circular battery supply chain, but is recycled material truly equivalent to the freshly-mined stuff? A new study indicates that it is just as good, if not better. The new paper, “Recycled cathode materials enabled superior performance for lithium-ion… Read more »

Zenlabs says its silicon anode cells are ready for commercialization after 1,000-cycle testing

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has successfully tested over 1,000 charge-discharge cycles using high-energy silicon anode pouch cells made by Zenlabs Energy.  Zenlabs received a $4.8-million, 50% cost-share development contract from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) to develop low-cost, fast-charge EV batteries.  As a part of the USABC program, Zenlabs delivered its 12 Ah… Read more »

SiNode Systems wins $4-million contract to develop silicon-graphene anode materials

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) has awarded a $4-million contract to SiNode Systems for the development of advanced anode materials for automotive lithium-ion batteries. The 30-month program will focus on the development of silicon-graphene anode material for vehicle applications, and the development and scale-up of pouch cells. SiNode’s technology uses a composite of… Read more »

NOHMs wins $1.64-million contract to develop ionic liquid-based electrolytes

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium has awarded a $1.64-million contract to Rochester-based NOHMs (Nano Organic Hybrid Materials) Technologies for the development of electrolytes for lithium-ion battery applications. The 18-month program will focus on ionic liquid-based electrolyte and co-solvent combinations that exhibit high ionic conductivity and stability for application in 4.6-5.0-volt lithium-ion batteries. Founded in… Read more »