The Coretec Group Files a Provisional Patent for Improved Silicon-Based Battery Anode Development

Company scientists have created three distinct strategies to extend the life and increase the density capabilities of lithium-ion batteries, with an emphasis on manufacturing scalability

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Coretec Group (OTCQB: CRTG), developers of silicon anode active materials for lithium-ion batteries and cyclohexasilane (CHS) for electric vehicles (EVs), cleantech, and emerging tech applications, today announced that it has filed a provisional patent for the development of proprietary artificial solid electrolyte interfaces (SEIs) capable of extending the life and increasing the capabilities of silicon-based anodes for lithium-ion batteries. The provisional patent application was filed May 1, 2023 as part of the Company’s Endurion battery program focused on the development of EV batteries that charge faster and last longer than the current industry standard.

Coretec’s team of scientists have developed three distinct and novel methodologies for minimizing pulverization and increasing rate capability by creating an artificial SEI layer around the silicon nanoparticle. Data supports the claims outlined in the patent filing and indicate that Endurion batteries utilizing this proprietary SEI layer are capable of extending the life of silicon-based anodes and enable improved silicon loadings in lithium-ion batteries for more energy density.

“This provisional patent is intended to protect a process that we believe is unique and possesses significant impact potential in the development of our Endurion Battery program, and battery R&D in general,” said Matthew Kappers, CEO at The Coretec Group. “Studies have shown that silicon anodes have the potential to increase battery charge capacity over traditional graphite anodes by as much as a factor of 10x. The challenge has always centered around silicon particles tending to pulverize during the charge and discharge cycles, something this provisional patent addresses and is backed by the data.”

The Endurion program’s strategies are focused on creating artificial SEI layers with customized surface chemistries that provide enhanced pathways for lithium-ion and electronic conduction, while limiting pulverization. Using limited synthetic steps, these methodologies should have achievable manufacturing scalability, helping bring these technologies to commercialization. Altogether, Endurion’s approach in this provisional patent could bring about battery development methods that may yield improved silicon anodes for both lithium-ion and solid-state batteries.

“This patent filing is a major step forward in our Endurion battery program. Our unique approach to an artificial SEI is poised to deliver groundbreaking results, advancing silicon anode technology and making next-generation silicon-based anodes commercially viable,” said Dr. Ramez Elgammal, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer at The Coretec Group. “Silicon anodes are going to be the key to unlocking the pathway to 1000+ Wh/L batteries necessary for the demands of EVs, and our team is dedicated to further improving their capabilities, creating even more efficient, longer-lasting batteries than previously thought possible.”

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About The Coretec Group

The Coretec Group, Inc. is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based developer of engineered silicon, working to improve lives and power the EV, cleantech, and emerging technology markets of tomorrow. Under the company’s battery program, Endurion, the Coretec team is applying its expertise in silicon nanoparticles to develop silicon anodes for lithium-ion batteries in EVs that will charge faster and last longer than the current industry standard.

Additionally, Coretec is also utilizing its engineered silicon to develop a portfolio of energy-focused products, including solid-state lighting (LEDs), semiconductors, 3D volumetric displays, and printable electronics. The Coretec Group’s groundbreaking work is revolutionizing the EV and energy storage markets and will continue to be a pioneer in this fast-paced industry.

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More Than 12 Million Narcotic Pills Seized In Baghdad

The Iraqi National Security Service announced today, Friday, the seizure of more than 12 million narcotic pills, in a qualitative operation in the capital, Baghdad.

The INSS stated in a statement, “The Iraqi National Security Service’s detachments were able to arrest one of the networks trading in narcotic pills in the capital, Baghdad,” noting that “the operation was carried out with high-level tactics and coordination, and after obtaining judicial approvals, and as a result, a force from the INSS moved and arrested members of this network one by one, after tight ambushes were set up for some of them and others were lured and raided.

It added, “The operation ended with the arrest of 6 suspects and the seizure of a storehouse of narcotic pills containing more than 12 million narcotic pills, equivalent to two and a half tons, in one of the areas east of the capital.”

The INSS warned anyone, who tries harms or tampers with the lives and security of citizens, and renewed its pledge to move forward in pursuing criminals and bringing them to justice so that they receive their just punishment.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

The PMF Kill 3 Terrorists Southwest Of Mosul

A force from the 57th Brigade of the Popular Mobilization Forces killed three members of the remnants of the terrorist “ISIS”, southwest of Nineveh Governorate.

The Popular Mobilization Commission’s statement stated that this came based on reliable intelligence information about the existence of a tunnel in which a number of terrorist “ISIS” remnants are hiding southwest of Nineveh (30 km from Hatra district), where they were besieged in their guesthouses and three terrorist elements of “ISIS” remnants were killed.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Pakistani FM calls for joint efforts to address roots of terrorism

Foreign Minister of Pakistan Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari during his address to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) on Friday called for joint efforts to address the root causes of terrorism.

According to the Pakistan Foreign Office, Bilawal during his address emphasized the importance of greater cooperation among SCO countries in tackling terrorism, calling for joint efforts to address the root causes of the issue.

“The collective security of our peoples is our joint responsibility. Let’s not get caught up in weaponizing terrorism for diplomatic point scoring,” said the Foreign Minister.

He said that Pakistan is committed to multilateralism for forging friendly relations among nations and supporting the peaceful settlement of longstanding international disputes.

Speaking at the SCO meeting in Goa, Bilawal said that unilateral and illegal measures by states in violation of international law and Security Council resolutions run counter to the SCO objectives.

He said it is imperative that willful provocations and incitement to hate, especially on religious grounds, are roundly condemned. “It is our collective duty to fight against fascism and historical revisionism that is leading to violent ultra nationalism anywhere in the world .. we must ensure that racism and xenophobic ideologies have no place in today’s world and fundamental human rights and freedoms are guaranteed to all.” The minister made it clear that his country condemns all forms of terrorism including state sponsored terrorism. He said conflating non-state actors with state actors must be stopped.

“We must address the root causes as well as the threats posed by specific groups,” he said, adding that Pakistan is firmly committed to be part of regional and global efforts for eradicating this menace.

On the issue of Afghanistan, Zardari called upon the international community to meaningfully engage with the Interim Afghan Government to better understand and influence the course of events.

He said the international community must continue to urge the Afghan authorities to adopt universally-accepted principles of political inclusivity, and respecting the rights of all Afghans, including girls’ right to education.

The international community should also help build their counter-terrorism capacity for the security of Afghanistan, the region and the world at large, the Foreign Minister added.

He also called on the Interim Afghan Authorities to uphold their commitments on not allowing the use of Afghan soil for terrorism. He urged the global community to work towards addressing these security concerns to unlock the true potential of not only Afghanistan but the region as a whole. He said a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is a key not only to regional integration and economic cooperation but also to global peace and stability.

Source: Kuwait News Agency