The MGX/UBC partnership is developing a highly efficient, long-lasting silicon anode that will aide in the development of next generation lithium-ion batteries capable of increasing energy density from the current standard of ~ 200 Wh/kg to 400 Wh/kg for use in long-range electric vehicles and grid-scale energy storage. The project utilizes low-cost metallurgical-grade silicon as a feedstock to fabricate nanostructured silicon. The project has entered its second year and has completed successful 1,000 cycle testing of its Li-Si battery.
Table 1. Schedule of program milestones and tasks