OneD Materials and EaglePicher collaborated with support from the DOE’s Vehicle Technology Office to commercialize the production of SiNANOde, a revolutionary silicon nanowire material for use in lithium-ion batteries.
OneD and EaglePicher’s EERE-funded work effectively merges the best features of silicone and graphite in lithium ion batteries, radically improving storage capacity of prior technologies. This advancement has the potential to lower electric vehicle costs by allowing manufacturers maintain EV range with use fewer batteries, or extend EV range with their usual battery volume.
With support from the Vehicle Technologies Office, OneD Materials developed a simple process for silicon-graphite integration that enables manufacturers to cost-effectively produce battery cells. EaglePicher has proceeded to create, test and scale the production of OneD’s cutting-edge material, which is being manufactured at the company’s new Joplin, Missouri facility for sale to niche markets.
Partners: OneD Materials and EaglePicher Technologies
Benefits: Cutting edge silicon nanowire material improves the cost and storage capacity of lithium ion batteries, potentially improving the affordability of electric vehicles.