Nanoexa

Company Background

Nanoexa Corporation is a nanotechnology-based clean energy company creating new business units that utilize nanotechnology and computational modeling innovation to dramatically improve material performance in clean energy products such as lithium batteries and solar cells. Nanoexa has assembled an extensive lithium battery intellectual property portfolio and has developed a computational modeling platform technology that offers a unique and powerful way to design and validate material design from the quantum level (2).

Nanoexa brings advances in the design of new materials and their application to the next generation of lithium ion batteries.  Nanoexa's business model is to offer to its partners and customers the opportunity to complement their own in-house skills and capabilities by having access to a team that can very quickly design and manufacture the unique material and battery cell needed for their next generation product line.  They offer ultra-fast new material simulation, material screening and laboratory synthesis, cell prototyping and testing into customer's specified cell form-factor and pre-production and production of the selected material in their Asia-based commercial production lines (1a).

Strategic Partnerships

Nanoexa is privately held and has been funded by its founders and private equity investors (1a).  It has a publicly traded subsidiary, Decktron, in Korea and is working with intellectual property from Argonne National Laboratory (3).  The goal of this agreement is to commercialize next-generation rechargeable lithium battery technologies from Argonne's Battery Technology Department. Together, the organizations will introduce into the marketplace batteries with increased power output, storage capacity, safety, and lifetime that will be used in high-rate applications such as hybrid electric vehicles, power tools and radio-controlled devices (4). 

In 2010, NanoeXa announced they were interested in partnering opportunities for lithium ion battery cathode materials in Asia and the USA, and for development and application of Quantum Simulation Software (QSS) for battery materials solutions and possible future extensions to ultra capacitors, solar cells, fuel cells and other industries utilizing metal oxides (5).

Innovation and Technology

Nanoexa is developing a new type of lithium ion battery, initially for use in radio-controlled toys (3). Nanoexa is bringing innovative battery materials solutions to the market (1b).  With their Quantum Simulation patented approach they accelerate (by a factor of 5X) the design approach for the complex chemistries and element combinations required by the new advanced Lithium Ion battery electrodes. The goal is to save time and money for their customers (1c).

Products

  • Layer-to-Layer NCM cathode materials: available in two particle sizes (2μ and 9μ) to satisfy different battery system design requirements (1c).
  • Nanoexa provides design services through their NxQSBM Quantum Simulation tools.  Their prototyping facilities can be used to build and test high capacity cells for battery systems with the selected materials initially sampled by their internal synthesis laboratory and in a second phase produced by their industrial-grade pilot-lines and finally by their commercial volume lines (1c).

Sources

  1. Nanoexa Corporation (2012). Retrieved on November 20, 2012
    1. “Company Overview” from www.nanoexa.com/about/company.html
    2. “Vision” from www.nanoexa.com/about/vision.html
    3. “Company” from www.nanoexa.com/company.html
  2. PR Newswire (2006, September 7). “NanoeXa Acquires Lithium Battery and Flat Panel Display Leader Decktron.” Retrieved on November 20, 2012 from www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nanoexa-acquires-lithium-battery-and-flat-panel-display-leader-decktron-55930632.html
  3. Business Journal (2007, June 7).  “Nanoexa hires CTO from NASA Ames.” Retrieved on November 20, 2012 from www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2007/06/04/daily29.html
  4. Argonne National Laboratory (2007, August 27). “Nanoexa, Decktron Collaborating with Argonne on Commercialization of Next-Generation Batteries.” Retrieved on November 26, 2012 from www.transportation.anl.gov/publications/transforum/v7/v7n2/next-generation_batteries.html           
  5. "NanoeXa's Quantum Simulation Software (QSS) and New Li-ion Battery Materials Deliver Key Benefits to Corporate Partners and Strategic Investors" (2010, June 15). Retrieved on April 15, 2013 from www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100615006586/en/NanoeXas-Quantum-Simula...