Roll to Roll Processing
Materials and Processing for Advanced Batteries
Lithium ion battery technology is projected to be one of the energy storage enabling technologies for the full electrification of drive trains and for providing stationary storage solutions to enable the effective use of fluctuating renewable energy sources. In order to maintain needed nano-scale features for performance, industry will require assistance in scaling the nanomanufacturing approach to large scale industrial and vehicle applications.
ORNL will work with various companies on new technologies for battery separators and electrodes. ORNL will provide expertise in process scaling and quality control for the successful implementation of the new technologies within 12 to 18 months. ORNL’s expertise in process technology and quality control will enable the successful implementation and fabrication of large scale battery cells meeting the performance needs and cost targets for the described applications. Flexible packaging needs to be sealed for 15 years and 10 to 20 current collector foils (each~10 to 15 µm thickness) need to be joined reliably. ORNL’s joining expertise will help in developing state of the art joining methodologies and reliable solutions for companies.
A123 Systems, Inc., Dow Kokam, LLC, Johnson Controls, Inc., Planar Energy Devices, Inc., and Porous Power Technologies, LLC