Small Business Innovation Research Program Provides Seed Funding for R&D
Yonkers, NY, December 07, 2020 – Alpha-En Corporation has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $255,737 to conduct research and development (R&D) work to advance a low-cost lithium metal thin film coating technology to produce anodes to advance the next generation batteries in commercial quantities.
Alpha-En Corporation (ALPE) is an innovative clean technology company focused on enabling next generation battery technologies by developing and bringing to market pure, state of the art materials produced in an environmentally sustainable manner. With issued and pending patents, alpha-En has developed a room temperature technology to produce high-purity lithium metal anodes via electrolytic deposition from aqueous feedstocks, without the use or emission of toxic/hazardous products (mercury/chlorine). Our goal is to support the energy demands of the growing secondary battery market by commercial production of high capacity lithium metal anodes.