Primet Receives First Defense Contract, Commences Work on Consortium Project for US DOD
Oct 14, 2010 | Ithaca, NY | Primet was recently awarded its first formal contract with the US Department of Defense and began work on its project to develop a Li-ion cell system that is lower in cost and higher in performance than cells with conventional graphite/lithium cobalt oxide or graphite/lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide electrodes. Primet is working with Applied Materials, Cornell University and Binghamton University in a consortium that will carry out this project for the US Army’s Communications-Electronics, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC). Primet will focus on materials synthesis and characterization, harnessing its novel process technology for engineering and producing electrode-active materials.
Over the summer, Primet put in place procedures and policies necessary to comply with the requirements of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and negotiated the contract with CERDEC. The contract was signed September 30th.