EERE's New Projects

Innovative Manufacturing of Protected Lithium Electrodes for Ultra High Energy Density Batteries

Awardee Details

Awardee 
PolyPlus Battery Company
State 
California

Funding

DOE Amount 
$8,999,920
Recipient Amount 
$2,915,287

This project will develop a protected lithium electrode, a solid electrolyte and a scaled up manufacturing process for high energy density lithium-air, lithium-water and lithium-sulfur batteries.  This project will scale up the production from a batch mode to a high volume process.  Commercial introduction of this manufacturing process could extend the driving range of electric vehicles, in turn saving 100 trillion Btus of energy annually.