Wildcat Discovery Technologies Awarded DOE Grant to Develop Improved Materials for Solid State Batteries Wildcat Discovery Technologies September 10, 2019

Wildcat Discovery Technologies Awarded DOE Grant to Develop Improved Materials for Solid State Batteries

San Diego, CA  – September 10, 2019 – Wildcat Discovery Technologies, a technology company that uses proprietary high throughput methods to rapidly develop new battery materials, announced today that it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a recipient of a $1,223,833 grant under the DOE’s FY2019 Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), for the discovery of materials for an all-solid battery.

Solid state batteries will enable much higher energy densities and safety performance for use in next generation automotive applications, but improved cell materials are still required.  “Wildcat is ideally suited to rapidly explore new materials for solid electrolyte technologies via our parallel high throughput experimentation and machine learning platform,” said Dr. Dee Strand, Wildcat’s Chief Scientific Officer.

The Wildcat project team will focus its efforts on two promising concepts: the development of a composite solid ion conductor and stabilization of a lithium metal anode.  The project will be led by Dr. Kyler Carroll and Dr. Cameron Peebles, two of Wildcat’s most experienced solid-state battery materials scientists.  Wildcat’s VP of Electrode R&D, Dr. Bin Li, will oversee the effort.

Mark Gresser, Wildcat’s CEO, added “Wildcat is honored to receive this endorsement from the Department of Energy for such a critically important project, and looks forward to delivering some great results.  This valuable funding from the DOE, combined with our unique high throughput discovery capability, provides us with the resources necessary to make some really exciting progress in this field.”

The project is scheduled to begin in October 2019 and is expected to conclude two years later in late 2021.

Wildcat will attend the Battery Show in Novi, Michigan from September 10-12, 2019 with scientific staff available at exhibition booth #2427 to provide more information.

For more information about this press release or joint development agreement opportunities, please contact:

Jon Jacobs
Wildcat Discovery Technologies
VP, Business Development
(858) 550-1980 x114
[email protected]