Rhodia and CEA are pooling their expertise to develop innovative LiTFSI solutions for lithium batteries which combine safety and performanceNews release
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
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AboutRhodiaAroma Performance :
The Aroma Performance company (GBU), part of Rhodia's "consumer chemicals" cluster, is the world leader in the production and sale of LiTFSI. Through its Crop Protection, Health and Specialties division, Rhodia offers intermediates and molecules for the agri-food, pharmaceuticals and electronics markets.
Rhodiais an international chemical company resolutely committed to sustainable development. As a leader in its businesses, the Group aims to improve its customers’ performance through the pursuit of operational excellence and its ability to innovate. Structured around 11 Global Business Units (GBUs) within 5 business clusters, Rhodia is the partner of major players in the automotive, electronics, flavors and fragrances, health, personal and home care markets, consumer goods and industrial markets. The Group employs around 14 000 people worldwide and generated sales of €5.23 billion in 2010. Rhodia is listed on Euronext Paris.
For more information, please visit our website: www.rhodia.com
The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a public technological research organization working in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies, and large research facilities. Building on excellence in fundamental research and on recognized expertise, the CEA takes part in organizing cooperation projects with a wide range of academic and industrial partners.
Liten (Laboratory for Innovation in New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials) is a CEA institute located for the most part inGrenobleand Chambéry (on the INES site). It is one ofEurope's newest and most important research centres in the new energy technology field. It works to support the nation’s efforts to diversify its energy mix through more effective use of renewables, in particular to meet energy requirements in transport, housing and mobile electronics. It also seeks to make French businesses more competitive. Involved in 350 research partnership contracts every year, Liten works hand in hand with French industry. It is one of the CEA laboratories with the most patents - 134 new applications filed in 2009 and a portfolio of 400 international patents. Liten's research activities are focused on solar energy, low-energy buildings, future transport applications (hydrogen, fuel cells and batteries), as well as nanomaterials for energy and methods guaranteeing their safe use.
For more information, please visit our website: www-liten.cea.fr
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