SUNY Binghamton has received funding to synthesize nano-sized metal-based anodes along with other electroactive species to create an anode with double the energy density as those currently on the market. The anodes are being developed for Lithium-Ion batteries to be utilized in Electric Vehicle applications.
The funding comes from the Batteries for Advanced Transportation Technology program which is financed by the US Department of Energy's Office of Vehicle Technology. The program granted a total of $8 million to 5 universities, 1 private non-profit research institute and two national laboratories with the goal of developing low cost/energy dense anodes while maintaining safety and longevity.
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