Advanced High Silicone Anode Prismatic Battery Production in California

Silicon anode battery cells with safety and cycle life improvements.

American Lithium Energy Corp.

Recipient

Carlsbad, CA

Recipient Location

36th

Senate District

76th

Assembly District

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$118,925

Amount Spent

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Project Status

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The Issue

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The purpose of this Agreement is to fund the build-out of a Low-Rate Initial Production pilot line for silicon anode prismatic batteries with up to 30% greater energy capacity compared to traditional graphite-based technology. These batteries increase the lithium capacity – and therefore energy density - of the anode by alloying lithium with silicon (Si) while still mitigating lifecycle risks that are found in many Si anode technologies by combining Si with oxygen which minimizes the expansion/contraction at the particle level and optimizing the electrode to accommodate expansion during the charge and discharging processes This battery also incorporates a patented internal fuse, increasing the safety of the battery during short-circuit events. During the project, a production line will be built capable of manufacturing 500 cells/day while maintaining 90% yield.

Key Project Members

Project Member

Jignesh Parikh

Subrecipients

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Mira Costa College

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Fleet Science Center

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Match Partners

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American Lithium Energy Corp.

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