Energy storage developer BioSolar has begun a sponsored research agreement with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to boost its lithium-ion battery investigation.
The company aims to increase the capacity, extend cycle-life, and reduce the cost of its lithium-ion batteries by strengthening the engineering efforts of its battery technology research.
Former Johnson Controls and LG Chem scientist Dr. Sung-Jin Cho, assistant professor in the Nanoengineering Department at North Carolina A&T State University, will lead the research.
Biosolar’s current three-year sponsored research program at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is scheduled to finish in October 2016.
The company co-owns two supercapacitor and super cathode technology patents with UCSB.