Paraclete has already sold tons of its SM-Silicon™ to the Li-ion battery industry. Paraclete Energy’s SM-Architecture™ enables its customers to optimize the characteristics and properties of high-capacity silicon metal that makes SM-Silicon™ both commercially viable and unique and therefore proprietary just to them. This capability creates a platform for continuous improvement of the negative electrode. Paraclete Energy’s high-capacity silicon-metal-based SM-Silicon™ thereby becomes the customer’s optimized product for their specific batteries’ proprietary formulation.
The following characteristics for all of PE’s silicon*:
Type/Form = Crystalline Powder
Purity = ≥99.5%
Surface Purity = 0% SiO2, air stable (except nSi)
Total Metals Impurities = <0.5%
APS = 150nm, Custom APS Is Available
BET / SSA = 30 m2/g
Tap Density = 0.8 g/cm3
Color = Gray to dark gray (except nSiOx: yellowish brown)
Morphology = Non spherical
mp = 1414° C
* The composition would change by the specific surface modifier so identified for each respective product, (SM-Silicon™, SM-Silicon/C™, SM-Silicon/PL™, nSi/C, nSi/Cg, nSi/Cg/P, nSiO, nSiH) be it custom SM for our SM-Silicon™ or C, graphene, polymer or oxygen for the other R&D products.
SM-Silicon™ is sold in 100g bottles, 10kg buckets or 100kg drums to companies in and suppliers to the battery industry for producing a premium product.
Pre-lithiated nanoparticle SM-Silicon/PL™ has a proprietary surface modifier that acts as a protective shell from air and moisture and has an artificial SEI. SM-Silicon/PL™ is scalable and commercially viable given it is stable and will thereby be safe to use in standard industry aqueous based processes used for making anode slurries.
Paraclete Energy sells silicon-based products and other composites typically sold in 100g R&D quantities but also available in 10kg buckets and 100kg drums, based on composites with carbon, graphene, and/or polymer.
Paraclete Energy will work with prospects and customers to design and then produce for their own testing proof-of-concept SM-Silicon™ based cells. This will include designing and optimizing the surface modification and the cell architecture that will be required to meet the specific high energy and/or high power or a combination of both objectives for a specific application, to include but not limited to $/kWh, Wh/kg, Wh/L, Ah and time/distance between recharge.