PSE Success Story - Technology Licensing:
Argonne Transfers High Power Battery System to EnerDel, Inc.
Zonghai Chen, Khalil Amine, and Ilias Belharouak won an Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for a lithium-ion battery system.
Argonne National Laboratory has successfully
transferred a very high-power battery technology
based on a nano-lithium titanate to EnerDel, Inc. In
2009, Argonne scientists Khalil Amine, Ilias Belharouak
and Zonghai Chen received an Excellence in Technology
Transfer Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium
for the transfer of this battery chemistry, which is
expected to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as
well as America’s dependence on imported oil.
“The nanophased lithium titanium oxide spinel
anode system is made for use in high-power lithiumion
batteries for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). The
technology was transferred to Indianapolis-based
battery manufacturer EnerDel, Inc., which uses it with
a lithium manganese oxide spinel-based cathode,
and has enormous commercial potential,” said
Amine, the technology’s principal investigator. “It is
unquestionably the safest, among the most reliable
and lowest cost Li-ion battery on the market for HEVs.”
- Argonne Transfers High Power Battery System to EnerDel, Inc. poster (1.8 MB pdf)