Breakthrough Process to Manufacture Very Low-cost LFP Cathode for Li-ion Batteries

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Program:
Exploratory Topics
Award:
$500,000
Location:
Alameda,
California
Status:
ACTIVE
Project Term:
08/08/2022 - 08/07/2024

Project Innovation + Advantages:

Sylvatex will use a low-cost, high-yield, and simplified continuous approach to synthesize lithium iron phosphate iron (LFP) based cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) where the reactants flow and mix continuously. Sylvatex’s proprietary nanomaterial platform has already demonstrated a significant breakthrough in synthesizing cathode materials for LIBs. This project will demonstrate the feasibility of producing LFP-based materials with a controlled continuous approach which could reduce energy consumption by 80%, waste by 60%, and cost by 60% relative to the incumbent commercial process. The performance of the cathode materials will be validated in two common LIB design types.

Contact

ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Halle Cheeseman
Project Contact:
Virginia Klausmeier
Press and General Inquiries Email:
ARPA-E-Comms@hq.doe.gov
Project Contact Email:
vklausmeier@sylvatex.com

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