Graphene Technology Increases Anode Capacity For Lithium-Ion Batteries


XG Sciences Inc. of Lansing has used its proprietary know-how to improve lithium-ion battery capacity by a factor of four over conventional anodes. Using graphene nanoplatelet anode material not only improves charge storage capacity, but it also has good cycle life and high efficiencies. The company has engineered the nano-materials and processes to produce anode materials that are available at commercially reasonable prices. The goal is to have a material that can be inserted relatively easily into the complex battery production process. This minimizes the need for major changes to electrode coating processes or assembly techniques. The most immediate application is expected in consumer electronics such as smartphones and tablet computers that use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. There is also on-going R&D focused on hybrid and electric vehicles, grid storage, military, and specialty industrial applications. “As the world’s largest producer of graphene nanoplatelets, we have the capacity and production expertise to produce battery materials efficiently and effectively, and we have global production partners," said Mike Knox, XG Sciences CEO.


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