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Battery Tech Licensed to Several Companies

Argonne has now licensed its groundbreaking battery technology to five companies. In addition to GM and LG Chem, the following companies are working with the Argonne-developed cathode material:

  • Envia – In January 2011, this California start-up signed a license with Argonne. The lab's cathode material will contribute complementary technology to Envia's development of industry-leading lithium-ion battery solutions. This deal builds on an existing Argonne-Envia collaboration that garnered an R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine in 2009 for the joint development of an innovative composite electrode material technology.

  • BASF – In June 2009, the world's largest chemical company signed a worldwide licensing agreement to mass produce and market Argonne's patented composite cathode materials to manufacturers of advanced lithium-ion batteries.

  • Toda Kogyo – In March 2008, this Japanese company reached a worldwide licensing agreement for the commercial production and sales of Argonne's battery materials for lithium-ion batteries.

The technology remains available for licensing.

May 2011

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