JNC and CEA-LITEN Co-develop Anode materials for batteries

July 02, 2012

  JNC CORPORATION and CEA-Laboratory for Innovation in New Energy Technologies (CEA-LITEN) will jointly develop new materials and electrodes for lithium-ion batteries designed for use in automotive applications.

 JNC and CEA-LITEN will collaborate under a joint development agreement focusing on the use of advanced anode materials and electrode formulations in order to increase the energy density of batteries.

 Today, carbon is the dominant anode material used in lithium ion batteries however, its capacity and energy density is severely limited due in part to the fundamental chemical limitations of carbon. There is a strong demand for lithium-ion battery materials that can be used to produce batteries with higher capacity, energy density and increased durability for next generation electronics including, for example, electric vehicles with a longer driving range on a single charge.

 JNC and its subsidiary companies today provide advanced cathode and separator materials for lithium-ion batteries and plan to compliment these products with an advanced anode wherein a complete integrated materials solution can be provided to lithium-ion cell manufacturers.

  LITEN is an institute forming part of the CEA's Technological Research Division. It is one of Europe's leading research centres in the new energy technology field, involving in 400 research partnership contracts every year. LITEN's research activities are focused on renewable energy sources (solar energy, biomass), energy efficiency (vehicles, low-energy buildings, hydrogen technology, electric power system management, etc.) and high-performance materials for energy applications.