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), […]

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.”

To learn more about The Coretec Group, please visit www.thecoretecgroup.com.

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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Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release that relate to The Coretec Group’s expectations with regard to the future impact on the Company’s results from operations are forward-looking statements and may involve risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond our control. Such risks and uncertainties are described in greater detail in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Since the information in this press release may contain statements that involve risk and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company’s actual results may differ materially from expected results. We make no commitment to disclose any subsequent revisions to forward-looking statements. This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of offers to buy any securities of any entity.

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Al-Sahhaf: 6 Iraqi Citizens Evacuated From Sudan To Jeddah, In Coordination With The Saudi Authorities

Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Al-Sahhaf, announced the evacuation of (6) Iraqi citizens from Sudan to Jeddah, in coordination with the Saudi authorities.Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Al-Sahhaf, announced the evacuation of (6) Iraqi citizens from Sudan to Jeddah, in coordination with the Saudi authorities.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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 …

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

Parliament To Host Tomorrow The Minister Of Finance And A Number Of Governors To Discuss Budget Allocations

An informed source revealed that Parliament will host tomorrow, Saturday, the Minister of Finance and a number of governors, to discuss budget allocations for the governorates.Source: National Iraqi News Agency

An informed source revealed that Parliament will host tomorrow, Saturday, the Minister of Finance and a number of governors, to discuss budget allocations for the governorates.

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 inte…

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

WHO downgrades COVID pandemic, says it’s no longer emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that COVID-19 no longer qualifies as a global emergency, marking a symbolic end to the devastating coronavirus pandemic that triggered once-unthinkable lockdowns, upended economies and killed millions of …

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that COVID-19 no longer qualifies as a global emergency, marking a symbolic end to the devastating coronavirus pandemic that triggered once-unthinkable lockdowns, upended economies and killed millions of people worldwide.

The announcement, made more than three years after WHO declared the coronavirus an international crisis, offers some relief, if not an ending, to a pandemic that stirred fear and suspicion, hand-wringing and finger-pointing across the globe.

The U.N. health agency’s officials said that even though the emergency phase was over, the pandemic hasn’t ended, noting recent spikes in cases in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

WHO says thousands of people are still dying from the virus every week, and millions of others are suffering from debilitating, long-term effects.

“It’s with great hope that I declare COVID-19 over as a global health emergency,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

“That does not mean COVID-19 is over as a global health threat,” he said, adding he wouldn’t hesitate to reconvene experts to assess the situation should a new variant “put our world in peril.” He noted that while the official COVID-19 death toll was 7 million, the real figure was estimated to be at least 20 million.

Tedros said the pandemic had been on a downward trend for more than a year, acknowledging that most countries have already returned to life before COVID-19.

He bemoaned the damage that COVID-19 had done to the global community, saying the pandemic had shattered businesses, exacerbated political divisions, led to the spread of misinformation and plunged millions into poverty.

Source: Bahrain News Agency