NanoDian is the solution to several of today's battery challanges...
To help promote transition to more sustainable technologies such as solar and wind, battery storage must be cost competitive with fossil fuels and far safer. However, current Li-ion batteries are expensive and unsafe. This is largely due to Cobalt and Nickel in the cathode chemistry which are expensive and catalyze thermal runaway (leading to fires/explosions), respectively. The NanoDian solution is exceptional in its way of balancing attributes of cost, safety, energy density, and long cycle life. All utilizing sustainable, low cost, and easily sourced and recycled components. By utilizing our product, we believe we can achieve cost equivalence with fossil fuels, thus promoting cleaner energy generation, while simultaneously holding cathode chemistry to a high standard of sustainability, safety and reliability.
Manganese, the main metal in our product, is significantly cheaper than nickel and cobalt which are dominantly used in the cathode materials in lithium ion batteries and significantly contribute to the overall cost of the materials. NanoDian's synthesis is streamlined and avoids numerous processing stages and requiring no new equipment in cell manufacture, which is resulting in our product being overall less expensive than that of competitive materials. Additionally, we reclaim and recycle excess reagents allowing for increased sustainability and lower costs.
EASilY scaled and adopted by standard production lines
Our nanostructured electrode powders can be easily swapped for existing powders in standard production processes.
Unlike other nano-material syntheses which require a multitude of steps to fabricate the final product, NanoDian’s nano-material synthesis is streamlined and avoids numerous processing stages that would be unfavorable to scale-up. Our refined and patented synthesis and nanostructure allows use with standard industry equipment.
safety & sustainability
Manganese, which is the main metal in our product, It is more environmentally friendly than nickel and cobalt which are dominantly used in the cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries. Cobalt has also been linked to human rights issues and supply chain problems.
Mangnanese chemistry is far less subject to thermal runaway than many other battery chemistries (having no reported fires or explosions to date). Additionally, the properties of our nanomaterials allow for even lower thermal generation than traditional cathodes leading to further increased safety!
In addition, because of the single transition metal in our primary product (NanoDian's LiMn2O4), recyclability is far easier and cheaper.
Long cycling lifetime
Our nano-structured materials break the thousand cycle barrier, permitting manufacturers to offer 10 year and longer warranties without fear of product failure. This also reduces waste as batteries are replaced less frequently.
Because our materials are highly nanostructured, they are capable of charging and discharging faster than traditional electrodes. This is due to short Li-ion diffusion lengths in the nanostructured materials. This feature is useful for burst power features of charge and discharge for some stationary storage and EV applications.
USA Supply Chain Viability and government subsidies
The United States recently passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA Bill) which gives subsidies to batteries supply chain in USA and free trade partners ($35/kWh chemistry agnostic battery storage). Because of the limited resources of cobalt, nickel and phosphorus (the primary components of competing cathode chemistries) but high availability of manganese in the USA and free trade partner countries places our technology in a rare position of cathode chemistries which can take full advantage of subsidies.