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NY-BEST: Nanoparticle Lithium-Cerium Compound Development for Battery Applications.(18506)
Cerion Enterprises is an expansion of Cerion Energy, founded in February 2007. A material sciences company, it is focused on the commercialization of disruptive nano and near-nano materials, with transformative technology for the energy, catalyst, power, and biologics markets. Its first product is a fuel-borne additive for diesel combustion, which will be introduced to the market soon.
Cerion is developing cerium-based nano-materials for the Li-ion market to overcome limitations of the current technology. Cerion’s strength results from its ability to tightly control the size and shape of particles and tailor them for use in specific applications. Current Cerion nanoparticle compositions exhibit between seven and 100 times the reactivity of existing materials. These materials will become the basis for new electrodes that would be manufactured by a partner company. The new electrodes would improve charge/discharge performance, as well as provide the opportunity for higher potential per cell, yielding smaller/lighter batteries for use in personal electronics and vehicles.
This project will demonstrate, at pilot scale, the potential benefits of Cerion’s nano-materials to the battery field. Performance of these materials will be measured using standard electrochemical test methods. Anode and cathode materials will be fabricated into electrodes and evaluated at Rochester Institute of Technology's NanoPower Labs.
Development of new cathodic and anodic materials for batteries will enable New York battery and energy storage technology companies involved in the development of improved batteries. Cerion is a growing company taking over manufacturing, research space, and equipment that Kodak, with its headquarters in Rochester, is abandoning. It is helping New York State retain Kodak scientists and trained manufacturing personnel by providing employment.
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