Pending Proposal

In 2018, we applied to the California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) for funding of our battery-electrolyte materials.

We are proposing two classes of electrolytes based on the two dominant concepts in the ion-hopping field.  One concept is that it is the length of the hop which is the target to minimize.  For this, we have several designs featuring closely packed sulfonate groups where the hop is reduced to less than 100 picometers (less than a tenth of one nanometer).  The other concept is that ions need to be "handed off" efficiently.  And for this we have uniform separations of sulfonate groups that are free to rotate and pass the the ions from one sulfonate to the adjacent sulfonate.