California Lithium Battery (CalBattery) say that their GEN3 anode material (siliocn-graphene based), when used with advanced cathode and electrolyte materials, increases energy density by 3 times and specific anode capacity by 4 times over existing LIBs. CalBattery has been working with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) to commercialize a novel lithium battery anode material.
In independent full cell tests, the material shows unrivaled performance characteristics: an energy density of 525WH/Kg and specific anode capacity 1,250mAh/g. Just to compare, most commercial LIBs have an energy density of between 100-180WH/kg and a specific anode capacity of 325mAh/g.
CalBattery is now attempting to commercialize this technology. Within the next 2 years, the company plans to both produce and sell its si-graphene anode material to battery makers, and produce their own high-end specialized batteries in low volume.