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University of Texas team develops cobalt-free high-energy lithium-ion battery

How Removing Cobalt From Batteries Can Make EVs Cheaper

November 2021

CNBC reports on the popular topic of cobalt, the link to child and human rights abuses, and how TexPower is working to eliminating cobalt from lithium-ion batteries completely.

The Energy Future Needs Cleaner Batteries

September 2021
To deal with climate change and power the cars of tomorrow, we’ll have to solve the cobalt problem. Professor Arumugam Manthiram and TexPower seek to provide a cobalt-free solution.

TexPower's Own, Dr. Ryan Pekarek and the Tech innovation Combine

August 2021 Dr. Ryan Pekarek speaks about the AFC Innovation Combine Pitch Competition and TexPower's win. He speaks his experiences working with the Army following the win and the future of TexPower.

CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Evan Erickson at the AFC Summit

Dr. Evan Erickson speaks on TexPower's successes and the resources used to get through challenges. Dr. Erickson included, the pane contains highly-trained researchers, representing fundamental shifts in impacting the world.

TexPower's cobalt-free material highlighted in Nature

August 2021
Electric cars and batteries: how will the world produce enough? Reducing the use of scarce metals — and recycling them — will be key to the world’s transition to electric vehicles.

US-Made, Ultrahigh-Energy Cathodes Will Enable Low-Cost Electric Vehicle Batteries for North American Market

August 2021
Forge Nano and TexPower are collaborating under a recently-awarded SBIR Phase I grant to further enhance TexPower’s cobalt-free, nickel-based ultrahigh-energy cathode powders with Forge Nano’s low-cost materials modification nanotechnology.

TexPower Among Teams Competing in AFWERX Energy Showcase

January 2021
AFWERX announced TexPower as one of the participating teams selected from across the globe competing in the Reimagining Fixed and Mobile Energy Storage Challenge.

TexPower joins Third Derivative inaugural cohort of startups

November 2020
Third Derivative (D3) unveiled its inaugural cohort of almost 50 climate innovation startups, selected from more than 600 applicants across 60+ countries and spanning sectors including electricity, transportation, buildings, industry, energy access, food and agriculture, and financial and business model innovation.

TexPower's disruptive cobalt-free battery technology highlighted by Wired Magazine

August 2020
Reducing the cobalt content in lithium-ion batteries is good for the environment, human rights, and maybe even the performance of the battery itself.

TexPower wins U.S. Army Innovation Combine 2020

July 2020
The Innovation Combine is for innovators, disruptors, out-of-the-box thinkers, startups, and small-medium size companies interested in collaborating with the Army to tackle challenges with scalable power, energy solutions, and novel materials for weight reduction and survivability.

TexPower receives U.S. Department of Energy SBIR Phase II Funding

July 2020
TexPower has been highlighted as an awardee for the DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Release 2 grant for principal research and development efforts based on the technical feasibility demonstrated in Phase I projects.

TexPower joins MassChallege Texas Summer 2020 Cohort

June 2020
56 high-impact companies, representing the top startup applicants from around the world, will participate in the nonprofit’s Houston-based program.

TexPower selected as a finalist in the Army xTechSearch 3.0 competition

March 2020
Dr. Evan Erickson, CEO, and Dr. Wangda Li, CTO, explain their technology, the first cobalt-free lithium-ion battery technology that can lengthen battery life for a lower cost with all locally-sourced components.