Posts Tagged: Solid-State Batteries

UC San Diego’s research roadmap for the challenges of solid-state batteries

The race is on to develop batteries that are less expensive, safer, longer-lasting, more energy-dense, and easily recyclable. All-solid-state batteries show promise, but obstacles to their wide-scale adoption remain. In a review article published in Nature Nanotechnology, nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) offer a research roadmap that discusses four challenges of… Read more »

Hydro-Québec commercializing electrolyte patents for solid-state batteries

The University of Texas at Austin has agreed to transfer patents relating to a new type of electrolyte to be used in solid-state lithium batteries to Hydro-Québec, Canada’s largest electricity producer. The patents are co-invented by Dr. John B. Goodenough—a professor at The University of Texas at Austin and the 2019 Nobel Laureate in chemistry—and… Read more »

Piotrek and CSIRO partner on solid-state battery research

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and Japanese chemical manufacturer Piotrek have partnered to produce the next generation of solid poly electrolytes (SPEs) for lithium batteries, using Piotrek’s ion conducting polymers (ICP) and CSIRO’s reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymer technology. Piotrek General Manager Ihei Sada said, “This partnership will help Piotrek make our batteries safer… Read more »

South Dakota university to create international center for solid-state batteries

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology plans to establish an international center to develop solid-state batteries. Associate Professor Alevtina Smirnova says the solid-state batteries developed at the new Center for Green Solid-State Electric Power Generation and Storage (CEPS) will be ideal for portable and medical applications, electric grids and the automotive industry. The… Read more »

DOE awards $1.2 million to Wildcat Discovery for improved solid-state batteries

The US DOE has awarded $1,223,833 to Wildcat Discovery Technologies, a company that uses high-throughput methods to develop next-generation battery materials, to develop materials for an all-solid-state battery. Solid-state batteries will allow for higher energy densities and better safety performance, according to Wildcat, which will use the money to explore the development of a composite… Read more »

New conductor could lead to high energy all-solid-state batteries

Researchers have developed a conductor material that could lead to all-solid-state batteries with the highest energy density achieved to date. Current batteries employ organic liquid electrolytes that are prone to leakage, flammability, and limited energy density, issues which could be eliminated with all-solid-state batteries. The researchers developed a complex lithium superionic conductor that showed high… Read more »

Tokyo Tech introduces fabrication process for low-resistance solid-state batteries

Solid-state batteries are theoretically safer, more stable, and have higher energy densities than conventional Li-ion batteries with liquid electrolytes. Unfortunately, they also tend to have relatively high resistance at the interfaces between their electrodes and solid electrolytes, which can limit the rate of charging and discharging. In order to solve this, researchers from the Tokyo… Read more »

Ionic Materials emerges as a leader in solid-state batteries by focusing on polymer science

Mike Zimmerman, CEO and founder of Ionic Materials, has this to say about his company: “Ionic will play a major role in the solution to the world’s energy problems.” That’s a pretty bold statement. But then again, Mike Zimmerman is a pretty bold man. An experienced polymer scientist, Zimmerman has worked on a number of… Read more »

Ionic Materials raises $65 million to develop its solid-state electrolyte

Ionic Materials has secured $65 million in a Series C financing round from investors in the battery manufacturing, consumer electronic and EV fields, who will be working with the company to speed the development of its solid polymer electrolyte battery material. “This funding round will allow us to add to our talented technical staff while… Read more »

A123 invests in solid-state battery tech firm Solid Power

A123 Systems has invested in Solid Power, a developer of solid-state battery technology. Solid Power’s tech combines a high-capacity cathode with a high-capacity lithium metal anode in combination with a high-ionic-conductivity solid separator. The battery materials are 100 percent inorganic, and possess no flammable or volatile components. Solid Power says its batteries provide two to… Read more »