The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory has teamed up with Strem Chemicals, Inc. to provide industry and the battery research community with next-generation materials that could improve energy storage.
Strem, a manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals founded in 1964, has licensed 23 separate pieces of intellectual property from Argonne and will manufacture and distribute nine battery solvents and additives via its marketing and global distribution networks.
The materials were all invented at Argonne's Electrochemical Energy Storage Center and scaled at the laboratory's Materials Engineering Research Facility (MERF). Since its founding, MERF has scaled up and distributed over 30 kilograms of materials in the form of 150 different samples.
"We continue to receive requests for samples of materials that we have scaled but have not fully distributed," said MERF Director Greg Krumdick. "Partnering with Strem [makes] sense to help make these materials available."