XG Sciences launched a new graphene-based anode materials for Li-Ion batteries that has four times the capacity of conventional anodes. The new anode materials use the XG's xGnP graphene nanoplatelets to stabilize silicon particles in a nano-engineered composite structure and are made using the company's proprietary manufacturing processes. The new material is available today at commercial scale with an "attractive pricing".
XGS has demonstrated capacity of 1500 mAh/g with low irreversible capacity loss and stable cycling performance in life tests. They expect initial adoption in the consumer electronics markets - by Asian battery makers. But XGS also works with R&D partners that are focused on hybrid and electric vehicles, grid storage, military, and specialty industrial applications.
In October 2012 the US Department of Energy (DOE) selected XGS to develop high-energy Lithium-ion battery materials for use in extended range electric vehicle applications. From XGS's PR I understand that the DOE's support enabled these new materials they announced today.
Back in August 2012 SG Sciences announced it has started production in its new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Delhi Township, near Lansing, MI. The new facility has an annual production capacity of 80 tons.