Wildcat Discovery Technologies Expands Electrolyte Additive Technologies Available for License
New additives enable increased lithium-ion cycle life, coulombic efficiency and thermal stability.
San Diego, CA – September 12, 2018 – Wildcat Discovery Technologies, a technology company using high throughput methods to develop improved battery materials, is pleased to announce a grant of two new US patents for the discovery of novel electrolyte additives that enable superior cycle life for lithium ion batteries operated at high voltage.
Wildcat’s new patents cover two families of novel electrolyte additives that improve cycle life in high nickel NMC cells with graphite anodes operated at voltages above 4.2V. Importantly, there is no associated reduction in initial capacity or coulombic efficiency. The additives expand Wildcat’s growing portfolio of electrolyte technologies designed to enable the use of high energy cathode and anode materials. As done previously, Wildcat will sell licenses for the rights to make and sell these novel new technologies.
Wildcat validated the performance benefits of these new electrolyte compositions with a variety of NCM cell chemistries and voltages, including NCM442, NCM523, and NCM622 up to 4.4V. Both room temperature and high temperature cycle life results were improved in all cases.
Mark Gresser, Wildcat’s CEO, added “Electrolyte development remains a large part of our business and the project focus for roughly half of our corporate partners. Electrolytes are a nice fit for high throughput exploration.”
Wildcat has over 4,000 electrolyte additives in inventory and all are categorized by functional group. This enables Wildcat scientists to rapidly identify new optimized electrolyte formulations that are tailored to solve specific customer problems.
If interested in testing or licensing Wildcat’s new electrolytes, please contact the company for additional information.
About Wildcat Discovery Technologies
Wildcat Discovery Technologies accelerates the discovery of new materials for energy applications, with a focus on the development of advanced materials for rechargeable and primary batteries. Wildcat’s experienced team of scientists uses proprietary high-throughput tools to rapidly develop and optimize breakthrough materials, with corporate partners throughout the global battery and materials supply chains. Wildcat has also been named one of the “50 Most Innovative Companies” by Technology Review magazine. Please visit www.wildcatdiscovery.com for more details about Wildcat and its battery work.
For more information about these new discoveries or joint development agreement opportunities, please contact:
Wildcat Discovery Technologies
VP, Business Development
(858) 550-1980 x114