Nanosys grabs DoE battery development grant
August 12, 2011 // George Leopold
The U.S. Energy Department continues to push materials development for batteries destined for use in next-generation electric vehicles.
Nanosys Inc., (Palo Alto, CA) said Thursday it has been awarded a $4.8 million grant from DoE to scale up its proprietary battery material for the electric vehicle market. The initiative will eventually include an additional $6 million in matching funds from Nanosys and federal "sub-awards."
The EV battery program is part of an Energy Department effort to reduce the cost of lithium-ion batteries to $250 per kilowatt hour, which is widely viewed as a milestone for commercial acceptance. The U.S. program also seeks to boost next-generation EV battery capacity to 300 miles per charge.
Nanosys claims that recent tests revealed that its propriety anode material, dubbed SiNanode, doubled in capacity of Li-ion batteries while boosting the number of charging cycles.
"Until [electric] vehicles are able to achieve substantial operating range on a single charge with the economics of combustion vehicles, acceptance will be limited to early adopters," Jason Hartlove, president and CEO of Nanosys, said in a statement.
DoE's Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy is investing billions of dollars on advanced battery research as it seeks to jumpstart a next-generation EV industry in the U.S.
Do we need more wireless standards in an M2M world?
April 24, 2014
Matthias Poppel, chief operating officer for EnOcean GmbH, reckons established wireless protocols can gain traction in machine-to-machine ...
Analog helps drive TI's Q1 profit
Strained nanowire has tunable electroptic properties
Can wind turbines generate lightning?
Transaction-level modeling and verification extensions for SystemC
Epistar extends LED collaboration with Intermolecular
April 24, 2014
Intermolecular, Inc. has signed a multi-year extension with Epistar Corp. of their existing collaborative development program ...
Anritsu gives away a handheld spectrum analyzer
Silicon anode technology gears up for production volumes
Cadence breaks into top four in semi IP core ranking
- USB 5V 2.5A Output, 42V Input Synchronous Buck with Cable Drop Compensation
- Measurement applications across multiple test platforms
- Supplying DC input power to string inverters
- Supplying DC input power for HEV testing
InterviewHeartbleed challenges the Internet of Thing
The Heartbleed security bug is a key example of the fundamental security challenge for the Internet of Things says Green Hills Software as it launches a new security group.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Arrow Electronics is giving away ten XMC1200 lighting application kits, worth 100 Euros each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win.
Each kit combines Infineon’s brightness and colour control XMC1200 CPU board to drive flicker free LED dimming and colour changing, together with a colour LED card and a white LED card.
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.