DuPont at The Battery Show: Science is Critical to Exacting Performance

            WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 15, 2015 – DuPont will share scientific approaches that have identified opportunities to improve the energy density and performance of Li-ion batteries at the Battery Show & Conference, Sept. 15-17, Novi, Mich. 

            George Kodokian, technology director, DuPont Energy Storage, will deliver a presentation at a panel session entitled “Scalable Next-Gen Materials for Improved Performance and Lower Cost” on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

            DuPont’s efforts to improve Li-ion battery materials are primarily focused on electrolytes and new solvents and additives used to generate higher voltages in nickel-rich cathodes. Insights on market and technology approaches will be shared.

            Electrolytes are a critical battery component that shuttle lithium ions between the positive and negative electrodes. “Understanding the fundamentals of advanced materials and how they interact in the cell will improve energy density and performance and reduce system cost,” said Kodokian. “Increasing energy density and extending battery life-time reduce the cost per unit of energy ($/kWh).”

            DuPont end-to-end science-based capabilities in battery chemistries include modeling, solvent and additive synthesis, formulation, cell testing and analysis and process innovation. DuPont collaborates with leaders in industry and academia to help improve system-level integration and enhance battery energy density and extend battery life-time.

            DuPont is applying these efforts to batteries used in automotive, consumer electronics and other applications.  DuPont’s work with battery chemistries for vehicle electrification is among efforts to help automakers develop low emission, fuel-efficient vehicles.  DuPont advanced materials and development experts also work with the automotive industry to reduce component weight, improve engine efficiency and adopt renewable materials for more sustainable vehicles.

            DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.