LOS ANGELES, CA – California Lithium Battery is proud to announce its selection as a 2013 TechConnect National Innovation Awardee for the development of its breakthrough very-high specific capacity Lithium-ion silicon-graphene (SiGr) composite anode material. CalBattery will present full-cell Li-ion battery test results at the TechConnect National Innovation Showcase on May 14th in Washington, D.C.
Each year the TechConnect Innovation Awards committee selects the top early-stage innovations from around the world submitted to the TechConnect Innovation Summit. Rankings are based on the potential positive impact the technology will have on a specific industry sector.
“With hundreds of innovative technologies to choose from, we are delighted that TechConnect identified our silicon-graphene anode battery material as having the potential to be a game-changer in the Li-ion battery industry,” said Phillip Roberts, President of California Lithium Battery. “It is clear that today’s battery technologies are not capable of meeting the performance and cost challenges demanded by the marketplace. Whether used in smart phones, EVs, or energy storage systems, our SiGr anode material has shown to dramatically improve the performance of Li-ion batteries in combination with existing or new high-energy density cathode or high-voltage electrolyte materials”, stated Roberts.
Recently, the CalBattery SiGr anode material was chosen for testing by Quallion as part of a government funded two year li-ion battery development project for satellite use applications.
The Innovation Showcase is the world’s largest showcase and accelerator for industry-vetted emerging-technologies that are ready for commercialization.
About California Lithium Battery Inc.
Located at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, (LACI) California Lithium Battery, Inc. is in the business of developing and commercializing leading edge battery materials, components, cells and systems. Its novel very-high capacity Li-ion silicon-graphene composite anode material was developed over several years in conjunction with Argonne National Laboratory. It has shown to outperform conventional graphite anode materials by more than 300%+ in independent laboratory tests. CalBattery is now in the process of scaling up to produce SiGr anode material to meet the growing demand from global Li-ion battery and EV manufacturers.