10-Jan-2013 - Arkema Group

Arkema and OXIS partner to develop the next generation of battery technology for electric vehicles

Polymer Lithium Sulfur cells battery technology is considered to be the next generation of battery, complementary to Lithium-ion systems. It has the best performance record among all battery technologies to date. Compared to other batteries currently on the market, this technology displays double the energy density as well as perfect reliability and lower manufacturing and operating costs. OXIS Energy Limited and Arkema, have signed a Joint Development Agreement to further improve the performance of Polymer Lithium Sulfur cells battery.

The parties have agreed that Arkema will provide access to different specialty materials like carbon nanotubes, electrolyte and advanced technical polymers that could be tested by OXIS for use in developing and extending its technology. The collaboration’s aim is to optimize two aspects: the conductivity increase of the electrolyte that should improve energy density, and reinforcement of mechanical resistance of some components in order to extend the lifetime and safety of the battery.

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