Solid Power Receives DOE Award to Develop Nickel- and Cobalt-Free Batteries
LOUISVILLE, Colo., Jan. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Solid Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLDP) announced today that it received notification of an award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ARPA-E group to continue its development of nickel- and cobalt-free solid-state battery cells. Solid Power expects to receive up to $5.6 million to develop battery cells containing a lithium metal anode and sulfur composite cathode to enable improved energy and charging performance.
“Replacing costly nickel and cobalt in the cathode with sulfur could lead to a lower cost EV battery with improved energy and fast-charging capabilities,” said David Jansen, Interim CEO, President and Chair of Solid Power. “I’d like to thank the Solid Power development team for their outstanding work and the DOE for their continued confidence in our company’s value proposition.”
The DOE recently announced $42 million in funding for 12 projects to strengthen the domestic supply chain for advanced batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs), with Solid Power’s award being a portion of this funding. Projects selected for the Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living (EVs4ALL) program aim to expand domestic EV adoption by developing batteries that last longer, charge faster, perform efficiently in freezing temperatures and have better overall range retention.
About Solid Power, Inc.
Solid Power is an industry-leading developer of all-solid-state rechargeable battery cells for electric vehicles and mobile power markets. Solid Power replaces the flammable liquid electrolyte in a conventional lithium-ion battery with a proprietary sulfide-based solid electrolyte. As a result, Solid Power's all-solid-state battery cells are expected to be safer and more stable across a broad temperature range, provide an increase in energy density compared to the best available rechargeable battery cells, enable less expensive, more energy-dense battery pack designs and be compatible with traditional lithium-ion manufacturing processes. For more information, visit http://www.solidpowerbattery.com/.
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