Silatronix is commercializing a new class of patented materials based on organosilicon (OS) compounds for use in energy storage devices, especially electrolytes for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Silatronix’s compounds offer cell manufacturers the ability to create batteries that are safer (current generation Li-ion batteries readily combust – see recent Boeing 787 and Tesla battery fires), offer higher capacity (17-32% energy increase from increasing charge voltage from 4.2V to 4.4V or 4.6V), and a larger number of cycle lives before battery performance begins to degrade. Silatronix’s OS material can be used in consumer electronics, the automotive industry, and in military applications.
MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Silatronix® has been awarded a $10.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR). The contract, entitled “Organosilicon Electrolytes for Safe, High Energy, High-Nickel NMC Li-ion Batteries” will focus on the use of Organosilicon (OS) electrolytes to improve the cycling stability of Li-ion cells using NMC622 and NMC811 cathode materials in combination with various state-of-the-art anode materials. This ONR project leverages Silatronix® substantial expertise in the development of new OS based solvents for Li-ion battery applications, and the Company’s world class, Li-ion battery materials evaluation laboratory and analysis capability.