Product Sector: Energy → Energy Storage → Electrical Energy → Battery
Blue Nano's BTY-175 is a proprietary blend of carbon nanomaterials designed specifically to extend the life of lithium ion batteries. It features proprietary granular conductive additives to maintain dispersion, increase durability and improve discharge capacity.
- Proprietary mixture of carbon nanotubes and other additives
- Improves discharge capacity
- Up to 4x the durability of carbon black
- Equal or better performance than vapor-grown carbon fibers
- Easy to integrate into current manufacturing processes
- Granularity is customizable according to user specifications
Lithium Ion Batteries
Lithium-ion is the current platform of choice for most battery manufacturers due to its high energy-to-weight ratio, rechargability, and relatively low cost. These batteries are usually constructed with lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) on the cathode and carbon black or graphite on the anode.
One of the primary challenges for lithium ion battery manufacturers is that chemical energy capacity decreases over time; this is why most cell phone users have to replace their battery every 12-18 months regardless of talk time or number of charges.
Blue Nano's BTY-175 directly addresses this pain by increasing battery durability up to four times. This plug-and-play carbon nanotube additive replaces the use of pure carbon black as the leading anode and cathode material for lithium-ion batteries.
Compared to carbon black, BTY-175 offers up to a 4x improvement in durability. Compared to vapor grown carbon fibers (VGCF), BTY-175 matches or exceeds performance. The BTY-175 is currently being used in a new series of electric vehicles debuting in the US in 2010.