Rhodia and CEA are pooling their expertise to develop innovative LiTFSi solutions for lithium batteries which combine safety and performance
|Lyon, France, July 26, 2011 ---- Rhodia Aroma Performance, world leader in the production and sale of LiTFSI*, and CEA-Liten, CEA Laboratory dedicated to Innovation for renewable energies and energy efficiency, have joined forces to offer a sustainable solution to the energy needs of electro-mobility markets (electric vehicles and portable electronic devices such as computers and mobile phones).
As part of this collaboration launched in May 2011, the partners are contributing their respective know-how and expertise to demonstrate the benefits offered by Rhodia LiTFSI in terms of technical performance and safety in the electronic systems of electrolyte batteries (in Li-ion battery, LiTFSI is used for electrolyte, the conductor environment in which ions are moving, creating the electric current).
"The safety, autonomy and cost of Li-ion battery systems are the top concern of the mobility market and a guarantee that must be provided to consumers. This collaboration with Rhodia is an opportunity for CEA to actively contribute to the development of these applications." said Didier Marsaq, Director of CEA-Liten.
Tests and demonstrations are being carried out in several phases on standard batteries ranging from R&D cells to more complex systems, in line with applications. They will make it possible to define the optimal conditions of use of this innovative lithium salt that combines safety and performance.
"This partnership with CEA-Liten illustrates Rhodia capacity to develop, thanks to research and open innovation, innovative products and solutions dedicated to the efficiency and safety of energy storage." said Dominique Rage, President of Rhodia Aroma Performance.
* LiTFSI: Lithium bis (TriFluoromethaneSulfonyl)Imide