R&D Goals

R&D Goals

– Developing  novel negative electrodes for Li ion batteries based on carbon nanotubes, nanofibers, graphene sheets and silicon (as a main active material, supported by carbonaceous matrices).
– Developing novel cathode materials for advanced Li batteries based on three main families: high voltage substituted olivines; high voltage spinel with core-shell structure; and Li rich layered transition metal oxides. The development will include new, effective surface treatments and protective coatings.

– Developing  novel electrolyte solutions for high voltage and wide temperature range Li ion batteries.

-Developing novel approaches for avoiding parasitic, detrimental side reactions in Li ion batteries, especially at elevated temperatures and improve safety features of advanced Li ion battery systems.
– Development of rechargeable and sustainable Li-S ,Li and Na air batteries.
– Development of electrochemical rechargers for EVs, based on Al- air and Mg – air batteries.
– Development of hybrid fuel cell/battery technology and systems.
– Development of new catalysts for fuel cells and air electrodes.

– Development of hydrides based hydrogen ‘on demand’ generators for fuel cells.
– Demonstration of novel proto-types of Li ion, metal air batteries and fuel cells.
– Development of recycling processes for costly metals and transition metals from batteries and fuel cells.