Our manufacturing technologies and design concepts come from a different perspective on the challenges of renewable energy. This perspective considers the cost of raw materials and their eventual impact on the environment when the devices in which they are used come to the end of their service life. Our innovations are aimed at using low cost and efficient processes to produce electrochemical and solar energy generation and storage devices and sensors that are less expensive, more reliable, and friendly to the environment.
Low Cost Raw Materials: One route to reducing the cost of electrochemical energy devices is the development of lower cost materials for use in manufacture. Enerize has the capability to source high quality and less expensive raw materials from regions in the Ukraine and Russia. These materials, including MnO2, LiMn2O4, graphite and silicon are then processed to impart physical chemical characteristics that improve their performance as materials for battery and supercapacitor electrodes and photovoltaic devices..
Advanced Thin Film Deposition Process: Enerize has developed new technology and equipment for making thin film electrodes and solid electrolyte by deposition on various substrates.
Gas detonation and high voltage glow discharge electron sources are used in this deposition process. Powder particles are deposited on a substrate at high kinetic energy forming a high quality coating. The resulting electrodes have no binder and thus have more electrochemically active material per unit volume for a higher energy density. The electrodes also exhibit outstanding adhesion and cohesion properties. Examples of electrode electrochemical performance of electrodes thus produced: include carbon composite anodes of Li-ion batteries with discharge capacities up to 900 Ah/kg.
Enerize thin film deposition technology can be used for making different cathodes for Li batteries based on FeS2, MoO2 and other chemistries.
Special method and device for graphite modification have been developed. Anode materials for Li-ion secondary batteries based on modified graphite have been developed using natural. metallurgical and synthetic graphite as a starting materials. The modified graphite is characterized by high discharge capacity and can be used for fabricating anodes without binder.
Thin-film integrated circuits and photovoltaic modules with amorphous/nanocrystalline silicon alloys can be deposited on flexible substrates films such as polyimide and lavsan using this high rate deposition technology. This process does not use toxic gases or substances and provides a high rate of production.