Assembled from two decades of research and innovation, our Aerogel Technology Platform™ is the source of our commercial breakthroughs. In the case of our carbon aerogel program, we recognized from the outset that our patented process offered a lower-cost path to higher-performing energy storage.
With cell manufacturers and OEMs alike striving for single-digit improvements in energy density, our versatile open-platform of carbon aerogel and carbon aerogel-silicon materials offers both immediate and medium-term advances in cell energy density in a drop-in format.
Increase Energy Density with Carbon Aerogel-silicon Hybrid
Aspen Aerogels patented carbon aerogel-silicon process harnesses silicon’s path to increased energy density by locating silicon within the tunable porosity of the high-strength carbon aerogel. This hybrid design allows the silicon to lithiate freely without risk to the mechanical integrity of the carbon aerogel network.
Produced in a micron-scale bead format, this low-cost solution is readily available to blend into traditional graphite anode materials.