The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Solid Power Inc. of Louisville, Colo., have sealed an disdainful agreement chartering lithium-sulfur materials for next-generation batteries.
The association protected a portfolio of ORNL patents relating to lithium-sulfur compositions that will capacitate growth of some-more energy-dense batteries. ORNL’s proof-of-concept battery investigate has demonstrated a technology’s intensity to urge power, handling temperature, manufacturability and cost as well.
“We’re anxious to supplement a record grown during ORNL to Solid Power’s portfolio of novel materials and processes built around prolongation a improved battery,” pronounced Douglas Campbell, boss and CEO of Solid Power. “The egghead skill ORNL has polished improved positions Solid Power to successfully grasp a mission.”
The goal of Solid Power is to rise next-generation appetite storage inclination for a rechargeable battery market, that is dominated by lithium-ion technologies. The stream annual rechargeable battery marketplace is estimated during $12 billion and is expected to grow to $20 billion by 2020 to accommodate final in consumer electronics, electric vehicles and military, aerospace and industrial applications.
The ORNL record will assist Solid Power in a growth of solid-state rechargeable batteries that can yield dual to 3 times a appetite of required lithium ion technologies. Because all-solid batteries miss any flighty or incendiary glass components, they reason intensity to save costs by expelling many of a costly reserve facilities typically compared with lithium-ion systems.
Solid Power skeleton to move a record to marketplace regulating a elementary battery dungeon design that leverages attention customary prolongation processes. The association recently assembled a 700-square-foot dry room trickery with roll-to-roll estimate capabilities that will interpret to prolongation scale. This ability will concede a initial large-scale prototypes to start prolongation before year’s finish and to continue in 2016.
ORNL and UT-Battelle work closely with licensees to safeguard successful commercialization of protected technologies. More information concerning chartering of ORNL technologies can be performed during http://www.ornl.gov/partnerships/technology-licensing.
The record was grown by a group of stream and former ORNL researchers including Chengdu Liang, Nancy Dudney, Adam Rondinone, Jong Keum, Jane Howe, Wujun Fu, Ezhiylmurugan Rangasamy, Zhan Lin and Zengcai Liu. The permit was negotiated by ORNL commercialization manager Eugene Cochran.
ORNL investigate and growth on a lithium-sulfur materials was upheld by DOE’s Office of Science and a Vehicle Technologies Office in DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Materials singularity and characterization were conducted in partial during ORNL’s Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a DOE Office of Science User Facility.
ORNL is managed by UT-Battelle for a Department of Energy’s Office of Science, a singular largest believer of simple investigate in a earthy sciences in a United States. DOE’s Office of Science is operative to residence some of a many dire hurdles of the time.