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ORNL signs technology-licensing deals for lithium-ion battery safety and closed-loop recycling

Mon, 11/02/2020 - 12:42 -- Paul Crompton

The US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has licensed two lithium-ion battery technologies to companies aiming to eliminate thermal runaway and deliver a closed loop recycling system.

The first was to Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG), which exclusively licensed and optioned a technology developed to eliminate thermal runaway in mechanically damaged lithium-ion batteries. 

Image: ORNL’s Ramesh Bhave in his laboratory in March 2019. Credit: Carlos Jones/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

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