Drop-in Replacement Materials from Abundant Resources to Double Energy in EV Batteries
Sila Nanotechnologies’ new class of drop-in replacement materials will halve the cost of LIBs and improve cell safety and lifespan.
The project addresses the dependence of conventional LIB cathodes on Co and Ni, which suffer from limited global resources and price volatility.
When compared with graphite-metal oxide combinations used in LIBs, the proposed cells would double volumetric energy density. This improvement would reduce EVs’ battery pack cost by 2-3 times because fewer LIB cells will be required for the same energy needs.