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Argonne’s Advanced Redox Shuttle Additive for Overcharge Protection of Lithium-Ion Batteries Used in Electric Vehicles

Argonne National Laboratory, IL, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Argonne’s Advanced Redox Shuttle Additive is a chemical compound that provides automatic overcharge protection and cell balancing for lithium-ion battery packs designed for EVs, providing increased battery safety and life while offering an inexpensive alternative to the costly and bulky electronic monitoring and control circuitry being used today by manufacturers.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Ready to Market

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 9

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Argonne’s Redox Shuttle Additive is an enabling technology that will remove the safety and cost barriers now inhibiting consumer acceptance of EVs that use LiFePO4-based lithium-ion batteries, by reducing or eliminating the bulky, costly electronic monitoring and control systems in current use, thereby encouraging vehicle manufacturers to introduce more EVs.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 625

Website: www.anl.gov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Looking for: Development / License Partners