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Press Release: USABC AWARDS $4 MILLION CONTRACT TO SiNODE SYSTEMS TO HELP COMMERCIALIZE HIGH-ENERGY ANODE MATERIALS

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 20, 2016 – The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, today announced the award of a $4 million contract to SiNode Systems in Chicago, Illinois, to help commercialize high-energy anode materials for advanced battery applications in vehicles.

The competitively bid contract award is 50 percent cost share-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

The 30-month program will enable SiNode Systems to rapidly develop high-energy anode materials for commercialization in vehicle applications. This program will focus on demonstrating both improved stability and scalability of SiNode’s anode materials to meet or exceed the USABC targets for active materials development for electric vehicles.

USABC is a subsidiary of the United States Council for Automotive Research LLC (USCAR). Enabled by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. DOE, USABC’s mission is to develop electrochemical energy storage technologies that support commercialization of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles. In support of its mission, USABC has developed mid- and long-term goals to guide its projects and measure its progress.  For more information, visit http://www.uscar.org/usabc.

“The SiNode Systems contract award is part of USABC’s broad battery technology research and development programs,” said Steve Zimmer, executive director of USCAR. “Programs like this are critical to advancing the technology needed to meet both near- and long-term goals that will enable broader scale vehicle electrification.”

About DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy’s overarching mission is to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States. DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office works with industry, academia and national laboratories to develop advanced transportation technologies that reduce the nation's use of imported oil and increase its energy security. Electrochemical energy storage has been identified as a critical enabling technology for advanced, fuel-efficient, light and heavy-duty vehicles.

About USCAR

Founded in 1992, USCAR is the collaborative automotive technology company for FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors. The goal of USCAR is to further strengthen the technology base of the domestic auto industry through cooperative research and development. For more information, visit www.uscar.org. 



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