Power Innovation For The Future

As the world becomes more dependent on electronics, batteries have become the driving force for innovation. Electrochemical Materials has created a longer lasting battery that will fulfill this need for the future.

Driving Technology For Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles could reduce CO2 levels and dependence on crude oil. Electrochemical Materials has developed the technology to make electric vehicles competitive with internal.

Improving Power of Electronics

As portable electronic devices become more powerful, the need for high capacity batteries increases. The EM-Anode increases anode capacities to 300% of conventional technology on the market.

Power Innovation For The Future

As the world becomes more dependent on electronics, batteries have become the driving force for innovation. Electrochemical Materials has created a longer lasting battery that will fulfill this need for the future.

sil & -Anode

Electrochemical Materials has produced a high capacity silicon additive, EMSiL, that can dramactically increase the capacity of lithium ion anodes. This EMSiL additive increases the capacity of lithium ion anodes to 300% of conventional lithium anodes.

Newer Techniques means longer lasting Ion Lithium Batteries

EMSiL increases the capacity of battery anodes by successfully incorporating silicon, which has the highest known capacity for lithium, into the anode without forfeiting cycle life in the process. Silicon has long been suggested as a replacement for graphite in conventional lithium ion anodes, but this has not been possible due to destructive side reactions, which reduced the life-time of the battery to ~20-50 charges. EM's proprietary surface modifications protect the silicon from these destructive reactions while improving adhesion in the anode. These surface coatings are engineered to work with a wide variety of electrolyte and cathode systems to maximize EMSiL's potential market. Another product line available from EM is the EM-Anode. EM-Anode is a blend of EMSiL, graphite,

carbon black, and binder; which is optimized to yield the highest capacity without significantly increasing the cost of the anode. Additionally, EMSiL and EM-Anode are made with low cost recycled materials using an environmentally benign process. This recycled material is largely kerf, which is the saw dust created when silicon wafers are cut in the semiconductor fabrication industry. EMSiL and EM-Anode have also been design as "drop-in" products which will require no changes to be made to existing battery manufacturing processes. By optimizing the anode design, using recycled materials, and designing a "drop-in" product, we at EM can achieve our goal of making low cost, high capacity lithium ion batteries for the future.

Making Greener changes for the Future

Using Electrochemical Materials technology, electric cars become economical which could drive the hydrocarbon fuel usage down globally. This would lower CO2 emissions drastically and reduce the world's dependence on oil reserves contained in region with high volatility.

Making Greener changes for the Future

Atmospheric levels of CO2 have increased exponentially since 1960. Most people attribute these to large power plants and growing industry but they ignore the impact automobiles have on the CO2 levels. Approximately 15% of all CO2 emissions are from the exhaust gases of automobiles. By incorporating our high capacity silicon additives, the cost of electric vehicle batteries can be reduced by 25% making the competitive with gasoline engines in Europe and nearly competitive in the US. Switching from gasoline engines to electric can reduce CO2 emissions on the order of billions of tons per year in Europe and the US alone.

Unadjusted gasoline prices have also seen an exponential increase since 1960. During this same time period, gasoline consumption in the US has almost doubled. This is all while the rest of the world, mainly Brazil, Russia, India and China, has begun to go through industrial booms. These booms have spiked the use of gasoline and automobiles in other parts of the world making the demand for gasoline spike. If the US could shift only its passenger vehicles to electric, the consumption of gasoline in the US would decrease by a magnitude of 10-100 billion gallons per year. This reduction in gasoline consumption is large enough to drop demand significantly and reduce gasoline and oil production worldwide.

Our Vision & Plan

Electrochemical Materials plans to move forward using strategic partners. These partners will be companies currently well positioned in the electronics and lithium ion battery market. EM will work with these partners to drive innovation and market the EM-Anode and EMSiL products that improve lithium ion battery capacities.

Innovating the markets for a better tomorrow

Electrochemical Materials wants to drive innovation through research and strategic partnerships. Currently, EM has developed a high capacity silicon additive, EMSiL, which can be used as a “drop-in” addition to the production of any lithium ion anodes. These additives greatly increase the capacity of the anodes and consequently the capacity of the full cell as well. EM would like to use strategic partners to continue to push the industry to high capacity silicon-lithium batteries by growing customer demand for increased capacity batteries. As the high tech handheld device market (cell phones, tablets, etc.) continues to boom, the need for high capacity batteries that can handle the demand also booms.

This demand will be cultivated by EM and its partners by getting the word out about the capabilities of the EM-Anode and EMSiL through press releases, conventions, and products. Once the customer realizes the product is available, all device manufacturers will be forced to adopt the new high capacity anodes, EM-Anode, or lose market share. In a market as competitive as the handheld device market is, the loss of any market share is unacceptable as it may ultimately be the beginning of the end for a company. There are many instances in the recent future where a large successful company failed to adjust to a changing market and was left with a tiny fraction of the market they once commanded.