Recovery Act - Nanomaterials for Batteries and Supercapacitors

Period of Performance: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010

$150K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Shakti Technologies Inc.
728 Garland Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

SRI International
333 Ravenswood Avenue Mail stop: 306-17
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Institution POC

Abstract

We need transformational manufacturing technologies for fabrication of nanomaterials for manufacturing batteries and capacitors that will have a huge impact on improving the energy and power density of batteries and capacitors for transportation, energy storage and consumer electronics applications. Development of novel nanomaterials with high energy and power capability and a novel, nontraditional, lower cost, environmentally friendly process for fabrication of the batteries (and eventually capacitors) will allow the United States to reestablish a robust, competitive manufacturing capability. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The proposed technology will enable the automobile manufacturers, power tool companies, and consumer electronics designers and manufacturers to develop products with longer run time and lower weight and cost.