Vorbeck Materials logoVorbeck MaterialsVorbeck Materials Corp will collaborate with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in a R&D agreement (CRADA) to develop Li-ion battery electrodes using Vorbeck's unique graphene material, Vor-x(TM). These new battery materials could enable electronic devices and power tools that recharge in minutes rather than hours or function as part of a hybrid battery system to extend the range of electric vehicles.

PNNL has demonstrated that small quantities of high-quality graphene can dramatically improve the power and cycling stability of Li-ion batteries, while maintaining high-energy storage capacities. This advance can lead to batteries that both store large amounts of energy and recharge quickly.