Paraclete Energy presents its SM-Silicon™
Paraclete Energy is the answer to the commercially viable silicon supply chain and performance issues of the Li-Ion battery industry.
Paraclete has already sold tons of its SM-Silicon™ to the Li-ion battery industry. SM-Silicon™ can be less expensive than graphite from a $/kWh. Paraclete is currently producing and distributing from Detroit, Michigan, USA, but is also seeking sites and strategic partners for a >2,000 TPY plant in Southeast Asia. Paraclete is also examining sites for a >1,000 TPY SM-Silicon™ European production facility. SM-Silicon™ can also be manufactured at the anode/graphite supplier or at the battery manufacturer’s facility.
Paraclete Energy’s SM-Architecture™ enables its customers to optimize the characteristics and properties of high-capacity silicon metal that makes SM-Silicon™ both commercially viable and unique and therefore proprietary just to them. This capability creates a platform for continuous improvement of the negative electrode. Paraclete Energy’s high-capacity silicon-metal-based SM-Silicon™ thereby becomes the customer’s optimized product for their specific batteries’
Paraclete’s SM-Architecture™ enables its customers to develop a high capacity anode platform for immediate and long-term continuous improvement. SM-Architecture™ includes the ability to covalently bond nearly any organic or inorganic chemistry to the silicon’s surface with reactive functional groups on the opposite end ready to covalently crosslink with the binder and carbon systems. This creates a covalently bonded network between the systems within the anode and thereby the electrode is more capable of enduring the stress typically associated with silicon.
This multifunctional surface modifier creates a stable, covalently bonded, artificial SEI layer that is ionically conductive but electrically insulating. This artificial SEI and the covalent bond between the silicon and the binder and carbon systems create a stable network for the commercial viability of high capacity SM-Silicon™.
Paraclete’s SM-Silicon™ is based on high capacity 3,590 mAh/g, 99.5% silicon metal and NOT 1,550 mAh/g SiOx. Like graphite, Paraclete’s SM-Silicon™ has a tap density of 0.8g/cm3 and an ICL of only 8% while being priced less than graphite from a $/kWh.
Paraclete will be exhibiting at The Battery Show Europe 2018, on stand 242.