Better EV and Li-ion Batteries
Portable energy storage remains a key enabler of all the electronic devices pervasive in our lives, with lithium-ion currently holding primacy in commercial dominance. While proprietary high-power charging methods and power management techniques have helped extend battery lifetimes in both areas, they have largely failed at commercial penetration since they require fundamental changes in how batteries are manufactured.
Meet NTeC for Better Batteries
Greater use of batteries is being driven by advances in alternative energy, electric cars, mobile/IoT, and many other areas. Environmental costs, broad social pressure, and greater energy efficiency have helped push U.S. renewable energy capacity well beyond 10% of total generation capacity, and greater use of high capacity rechargeable batteries with long lifetime will be a critical part of renewable energy infrastructure.
Not only is there a need for newer rechargeable batteries with higher capacity, but increasing the range of electric cars requires increasing the charging capacity of battery cells without decreasing the charging/ discharging rate.
MORE BANG FOR YOUR BATTERY BUCK WITHOUT CHANGING CHEMISTRY: Advancing Li-ion Batteries
A new class of carbon-based materials promises higher capacity and discharge rates while remaining complementary to industry-standard Li-ion battery materials.