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 2010 as a spin-off from Cornell University, NOHMs has developed a lithium-sulfur battery that uses proprietary electrodes, an ionic liquid-based electrolyte and a hybrid ceramic-polymer separator.
The company is also commercializing its electrolyte work (NanoLyte) for use by other manufacturers with a variety of cathode chemistries.
Source: Green Car Congress