Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

High Energy Battery Materials Manufacturing(28242)

NOHMs Technologies, Inc.


A need for high performance, lower-cost batteries is the greatest barrier to widespread adoption of electric vehicles and renewable electricity. The Department of Energy has stated that battery prices must be reduced from $600/kWh to $150/kWh for clean-energy transportation and electricity-generating technologies (e.g. solar and wind power) to be cost-competitive with fossil-fuels. Battery prototypes using NOHMs materials have demonstrated over 400 Wh/kg and over 500 recharges using gram-scale materials synthesis, more than 3 times the energy density of commercially available lithium-ion batteries, and using materials and processes that have the potential to make batteries at 1/3 of the manufactured cost.

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Project Description

NOHMs Technologies will develop a scale-able manufacturing process for its sulfur-carbon composite cathode material and to develop an electrolyte for high-energy density, long-life, and safe lithium-sulfur batteries to use in Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) and utility grid electricity storage. NOHMs will also continue to improve the quality of high-performance and safe electrode and electrolyte materials and validate performance in coin-cells, assemble and test high-performing pouch cells, and show energy efficiency advantages of using NOHMs materials and cells versus state-of-the-art.


If successful, the manufacturing process energy for NOHMs materials is expected to be only 0.3 kWh/kg. NOHMs cathode is stable in air, eliminating the need for clean room grade processing equipment, and their cathode manufacturing process does not use energy-intense nanoparticle separation and carbon coating. Metrics include: kWh savings of the manufacturing process, jobs created, and manufacturing production.

Project Results


NOHMs Technologies, Inc.
1200 Ridgeway Ave Ste 110
Rochester, NY 14615

Principle Investigator

Nathan Ball

Universities Involved

SUNY Binghamton


Project Type:

Product Development

Technologies Types:

Industrial Products
Advanced Materials

NYSERDA Contact Information

Jason H. Doling


R&D -Transport & Power Systems

Contract Details

Start Date: 1/17/2013
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 28242

Last Updated: 1/22/2014