Altair Nanotechnologies Receives $2.5M Grant from the Department of Energy; Research Will Be Conducted in Partnership with Three Leading Research Institutions
"We are pleased to receive this grant from the Department of Energy," said Alan J. Gotcher, Ph.D, Altairnano President and Chief Executive Officer. "It will assist us in making important progress in our battery technology and in nanosensors. Additionally, using part of the grant funding, we are extending our product stewardship work by understanding the fundamental aspects of our nanomaterials and their interaction with our environment."
“It will assist us in making important progress in our battery technology and in nanosensors. Additionally, using part of the grant funding, we are extending our product stewardship work by understanding the fundamental aspects of our nanomaterials and their interaction with our environment.”
The research funded by the grant includes the following programs:
-- Continued research on optimized anode and cathode materials for high power, safe, fast charge batteries. This research will extend the collaboration with Rutgers University for prototype cell testing.
-- Further investigation of extreme temperature range battery performance.
-- Extending the existing collaboration with Western Michigan University on nanosensors this research will continue the development of a sensing system for detecting chemical, biological and radiological agents.
-- This is a new collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara to investigate the interaction of Altairnano's nanomaterials with various non-aqueous environments.
ABOUT ALTAIR NANOTECHNOLOGIES INC.
Altairnano is an innovator and supplier of advanced ceramic nanomaterials. With a skilled team of scientists in its 100,000 square foot facilities who, coupled in collaborative ventures with industry partners and leading academic centers, have developed a unique portfolio of intellectual property and novel products. These researchers are complemented by a seasoned management team with substantial experience in commercializing innovative, disruptive technologies.
Altairnano focuses on nanotechnology applications to enable new high-growth markets. In alternative energy Altairnano is pioneering new battery materials and systems. The company is applying nanotechnology to the development of drug candidates for humans and animals, coatings materials for implants, and materials for dental applications. Its high performance nanomaterials have applications in paints, coatings, and the treatment of water and air. The Altairnano Hydrochloride Pigment process, the first new patented pigment process in 50 years, is an environmentally friendly method for manufacturing white pigment used in paints, paper and plastic. For additional information visit www.altairnano.com.
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