Available Technologies

JCESR researchers have developed a wide and diverse range of technologies that may have a worldwide impact in the area of energy storage. JCESR grants licenses for JCESR-developed intellectual property to existing and start-up companies that are technically and financially capable of turning early-stage technology into commercial products. We are committed to negotiating fair and reasonable license agreements that are beneficial to both parties. We work with our licensees to make these technologies a success in the commercial world.

To learn about the many ways you can collaborate with JCESR, contact us at jcesrlicensing@anl.gov. Current licensable technologies are listed below.

Invention Title Institution Insitutional Identifier
Anode-free Rechargeable Batteries with High Coulombic Efficiencies Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL IPID # 30631
Core-Shell Nanomaterials Based on Lithium Metal Oxides as Electrode Materials with High Electrolyte Stability in Li-ion Batteries University of Illinois at Chicago UIC Case No. DH094
Electrolytes Comprising Metal Amide and Metal Chlorides for Multivalent Battery Argonne National Laboratory ANL-IN-14-030
Electrolyte for Magnesium Battery Argonne National Laboratory ANL-IN-14-059
Electrolyte for Stable Cycling of High-Energy Lithium Sulfur Redox Flow Batteries Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL IPID # 30647
Electronically Percolating Networks for Redox Flow Batteries Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Grafting Ionic Moiety to Sulfur for Lithium-Sulfur Battery Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Case No. 17699
Gravity Induced Flow Cell Using Suspension-Based Flow Electrodes Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Case No. 16747K
High Energy Density Semi-Solid Storage Electrodes and Batteries Thereof Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Case No. 16204K
High Potential Redox Active Molecules for Energy Storage Applications Argonne National Laboratory ANL-IN-14-044
Improving Electrochemical Energy Storage Performance with Ion- and Size-Selective Membranes Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory LBNL-2015-067
Ionic Nanocrystalline Materials with High
Surface Charge Density and Composites of the Same
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2014-085-01
Isonicotinate-Based Anolyte Materials for Non-Aqueous Redox Flow Batteries University of Michigan
Lubricant-Impregnated Surfaces for Electrochemical Applications, Devices and Systems Using the Same Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Case No. 17190
Maximizing Energetic Efficiency of Flow Batteries Utilizing Non-Newtonian Fluids Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Case No. 16646K
Metal-Polysulfide Batteries Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Case No. 16706
Multi-Electron Redox Active Molecules for Energy Storage Applications Argonne National Laboratory ANL-IN-14-021
Multivalent Battery Cathode Materials Composed of Early Transition Metal Bronzes Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University ANL-IN-14-104
Multivalent Ion Batteries Argonne National Laboratory ANL-IN-14-064
Nonaqueous Redox Flow Batteries Using a Single TEMPO-Based Redox Material at Both Anode and Cathode Sides Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL IPID # 30722
Noval Additive to Improve Li2S Solubility for Li-S Redox Flow Batteries Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL IPID # 30730
Optimal Flow Conditions for Intermittent Flow Cells Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Redox Active Polymers and Colloidal Particles for Flow Batteries University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign TF14038
Stable Cycling of Lithium Sulfide Cathodes Through Strong Affinity with Multifunctional Binders SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Stanford Docket No. S12-346
Synthesis of FSI and TDI Salts for Multivalent Ion Batteries Argonne National Laboratory ANL-IN-15-004
Two-electron high potential/capacity redox active molecules for energy storage applications Argonne National Laboratory ANL-IN-14-062
Two-Electron Redox Active Molecules with High Capacity and Energy Density for Energy Storage Applications Argonne National Laboratory ANL-IN-14-078
Single-Ion-Conducting Hybrid Solid Electrolytes Lawrence Berkeley National aboratory, University of North Carolina 2015-048
Aluminum Hydride Ion Battery Northwestern University NU2015-045
A New Binder for Advanced Li-S Batteries Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL IPID # 30786
Redox Mediators for Metal-Sulfer Batteries Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology LBNL 2014-148/MIT Case No. 17320J
Lubricant-Impregnated Surfaces for Electrochemical Applications, Devices and Systems Using the Same Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Case No. 17190
Organic Anolyte Materials for Flow Batteries University of Michigan
Rocking Chair-Type Metal Hybrid Supercapacitors University of Illinois at Chicago 2016-056
Solid Perfluoropolyether Electrolytes for Battery Application Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2016-018
Organic Materials for Aqueous Flow Battery Argonne National Laboratory ANL-IN-15-065
2,6 Poly(AnthraQuinone) (PA4Q) as the Organic Electrode for Rechargeable Magnesium Ion Batteries Argonne National Laboratory ANL-IN-15-126
Layered Metal-Oxide Positive Electrodes for Zn Batteries University of Waterloo WATCO 7409

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