US lithium separator maker Dreamweaver International (Dreamweaver) has partnered with Australia’s materials developer Nano-Nouvelle for the development of electrode materials.
The collaboration is aimed to support Nano-Nouvelles’ range of electrodes for advanced battery systems.
The electrodes can be used in two battery chemistries. The nickel cathode is designed to allow the same power to be generated from a smaller sized, lower cost battery, for use in nickel metal hydride batteries. The tin anode provides 20-50% more energy capacity than existing technologies and can be used in lithium-ion batteries.
Dreamweaver will tailor the substrate for each electrode application developed by Nano-Nouvelle and scale the production. The Queensland-based company also aims to license the electrode technology to battery manufacturers.
“Dreamweaver’s advanced nanofiber membranes provide a fitting, low cost, high surface area platform on which to build our electrode structures,” said Stephanie Moroz, CEO of Nano-Nouvelle.
“We look forward to working with Nano-Nouvelle’s licensees, and can provide sustainable manufacturing capability of up to hundreds of millions of square meters per year through our existing manufacturing partners,” said Brian Morin, President & COO of Dreamweaver.
Dreamweaver launched a line of nanofibre-based separators for supercapacitors last month.