Arkema, OXIS Energy JV polymer lithium sulfur cells battery

Arkema, OXIS Energy JV for polymer lithium sulfur cells battery

9:50 AM, 11th January 2013
Arkema, OXIS Energy JV for polymer lithium sulfur cells battery

COLOMBES, FRANCE: Arkema and OXIS Energy Limited have signed a joint development agreement to further improve the performance of polymer lithium sulfur cells battery. OXIS and Arkema have identified several areas where key enhancements could be made, both in terms of both power delivered and reliability of polymer lithium sulfur electro-chemical technology.

Arkema will provide access to different specialty materials like carbon nanotubes, electrolyte and advanced technical polymers that could be tested by OXIS for use in developing and extending its technology. The collaboration’s aim is to optimize two aspects - the conductivity increase of the electrolyte that should improve energy density, and reinforcement of mechanical resistance of some components in order to extend the lifetime and safety of the battery.

“This is a significant step forward for OXIS. The use of ‘designer’ compounds, currently undergoing development by Arkema, could have remarkable results in improving the power available for use in polymer lithium sulfur battery systems and their longevity in battery life cycles. These improvements would have a significant impact in powering electric vehicles safely and over much longer distances than the current Lithium-ion battery technology,” said Huw Hampson-Jones, CEO, OXIS.

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