Proprietary silicon anode cell enables a new step in energy density
CHICAGO – October 20, 2022 – NanoGraf, an advanced battery materials company and catalyst for the world’s most energy-dense 18650 lithium-ion cell, today announced that it has reached a new industry milestone in battery density. of energy in an 18650 battery form factor at 810Wh/L (4.0Ah capacity).
The 4.0Ah cell leverages NanoGraf’s proprietary silicon anode material in a common form factor, enabling significant runtime improvements in a wide range of applications including consumer electronics, applications military, medical devices and electric vehicles. The increased stability and highly scalable nature of NanoGraf’s silicon anode cell solves the problems of 1st generation commercial SiOx anodes, and is proven to be ready for existing cell designs and production processes.
“This milestone in energy density is a significant breakthrough for the battery industry and an important benchmark in the adoption of the next generation of SiOx-based materials. Our materials continue to exceed customer expectations, as we progress towards our goal of a 4.3Ah 18650 cell, a project we have undertaken on behalf of the US Department of Defense,” said NanoGraf CEO Dr. Francis Wang. 4.3Ah NanoGraf brand will be the most energy dense 18650 cell in the world and illustrates our commitment to meeting the energy and power demands of our customers.”
In addition to improved battery performance, NanoGraf’s silicon anode and 18650 cell represent a step forward in establishing a national battery supply chain, a key administration directive. Biden to create jobs in the United States, reduce supply chain bottlenecks and support a national movement towards the automobile. electrification.
“The Cut Inflation Act calls for and supports the relocation of key battery components to the United States, and these historic opportunities provide additional momentum around the adoption of upstream American innovations like that of NanoGraf” , Wang added. “NanoGraf products are important commercial examples of how American innovation can not only raise the bar for lithium-ion performance, but also create jobs in the United States and promote national security.”
This news follows two major announcements for NanoGraf and the battery technology industry. In the spring of 2022, the company announced that it had been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defense to produce a 4.3 Ah cell for military applications, achieving an energy density of 870 Wh/L. In 2021, the company developed the world’s longest-lasting cylindrical 3.8 Ah 18650 lithium-ion cell, at 800 Wh/L. NanoGraf cells have passed third party performance verification and have passed UN/UL testing to date. NanoGraf is leading the way on both battery performance and onshore production fronts.
For more information on NanoGraf and its silicon anode battery material and technology, visit www.nanograf.com.
NanoGraf is an advanced battery materials company whose patented silicon anode technology enables longer lasting, higher energy and more powerful lithium-ion batteries. NanoGraf works with more than 50 companies, including some of the world’s leading brands in consumer electronics, home appliances and power tools, and more than 12 strategic partners in the field of electric mobility (from startups to Fortune 100 ). NanoGraf is a spin-off company from Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory. For more information, visit http://www.nanograf.com.