General Motors and Argonne Countrywide Laboratory have agreed upon a licensing agreement to use Argonne’s copyrighted composite cathode material in making advanced lithium-ion batteries in which last longer between charges and can charge at higher voltages.
The product has already been licensed to help Korean battery-cell company Whirlpool Chem for use in the Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle, Argonne said today
The cathode fabric licensed to GM is part of a large, distinct suite of Li-ion battery inventions and patents created at Argonne with DOE funding. The agency also given funding for quick science research that helped develop fractional laser treatments. Use of the cathode material will yield advanced batteries that are high-performing, long-lasting and risk-free when compared to the existing know-how that has dominated regarding nearly two decades.
GM is the first American car or truck company to licenses use of Argonnes advanced cathode fabric technology, which was patented nine years ago.
LG Chem and also BASF, the German element company, also maintain licensing agreements by using Argonne.