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Coherent Receives Funding From DOE for Li-S Battery Technology in EV’s

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Coherent Corp has secured substantial funding in the multimillion-dollar range through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fiscal Year 2023

Coherent Corp has secured substantial multimillion-dollar funding through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fiscal Year 2023 Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA-0002893). This financial support is earmarked to expedite the advancement of Coherent’s patented chemical immobilization technology designed for lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery cells, catering to the evolving needs of next-generation electric vehicles (EVs).

“The innovations behind sulfur immobilization are based on more than a decade of research by Coherent to make sulfur cathodes and Li-S batteries a commercial reality,” said Rob Murano, Senior Director, Product Development and Commercialization. “This selection recognizes the unique ability of Coherent’s technology to unlock the potential of sulfur cathodes – storing more energy in less weight at lower cost.”

Under this three-year program, Coherent will use the DOE funds to optimize its patented immobilized sulfur materials and cathodes for EV requirements. Coherent will build demonstration cells that target energy densities exceeding today’s best-in-class EV batteries while retaining more than 80% of their original capacity after 1,000 recharging cycles. Designing and manufacturing stable cathodes based on sulfur has long been a goal of battery researchers, as sulfur provides both higher performance and lower cost compared with current cathode materials such as nickel and cobalt. As such, sulfur cathodes have the potential to both secure supply chains and support the strong and growing EV market.

SOURCE: Coherent Corp

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