Advanced Lithium-Silicon Batteries Set for U.S. Military 

NanoGraf has produced 50,000 of its M38 18650 cell to supply U.S. soldiers with advanced lithium-silicon battery technology, set for use in tactical radios and wider military applications By William Mackenzie / 08 Jul 2024
Advanced Lithium-Silicon Batteries Set for U.S. Military 
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NanoGraf, a battery material company that produces lithium-ion military batteries, has successfully completed the first large volume production run of its M38 18650 cell for the U.S. military.

NanoGraf has produced approximately 50,000 cells for users with a high yield throughput, which will be used primarily for tactical radios and other military applications. This will support the Family of Advanced Standard Batteries (FASTBat) program. 

Due to NanoGraf’s proprietary silicon anode material, these batteries will reportedly last up to 15% longer than solutions U.S. soldiers currently use, and are cross-compatible with more devices.

NanoGraf’s production run was completed on a standard high volume manufacturing line with its third party cell manufacturer. The company’s silicon anode material was successfully used as a drop-in to their traditional manufacturing process, and proved to be manufacturable in a high energy cell density.

Francis Wang, CEO of NanoGraf, commented; “We’ve been working toward this production milestone for several years, and it’s incredibly exciting to see it come to fruition. We’re very proud to reach our goal of producing this many finished cell products, and continue our work with the Department of Defense to ensure soldiers have the power they need to complete their missions.”

Connor Hund, Chief Operating Officer of NanoGraf, added; “This production run is an exciting achievement for NanoGraf, validating that our commercial scale manufacturing successfully meets the performance requirements of the cell. We look forward to our continued growth as we aim to expand commercial material production to 50 tons per year in our Chicago facility.”

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