NMP-Free Lithium Ion Electrodes for Battery Manufacturing – Phase II

NCMS Project #: 140969

Problem: Phase I of this project focused on the use of advanced cathode binder materials that improve battery performance with reduced cost and environmental impact through the elimination of N-methyl pyrrolidine (NMP).

Benefit: The overall advantages of lithium-ion batteries are longer life expectancy. Lithium-ion technology can double or triple battery service life, reducing risks of downtime or load interruption during maintenance or replacement.

Solution/Approach: In Phase II, work will continue to design cathode coating architectures that deliver a balance of power and energy that is required for batteries to be capable of powering a vehicle over long distances yet also support onboard equipment with a high-power draw.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Increase battery service life and performance
  • Reduce costs
  • Improved warfighter readiness and protection

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Army TARDEC

Industry Participation:

  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Navitas Systems
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Maintenance avoidance and reliability
  • Obsolescence management and continued maintenance capability

Focus Area:

  • Other