Senator Stabenow Announces Support for XG Sciences in Lansing
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Senate Manufacturing Caucus, today announced support for XG Sciences in Lansing. XG Sciences is a high-tech company developing next-generation nano-materials for advanced batteries and other applications like aerospace, appliances, automotive parts, super capacitors, fuel tanks, and sporting goods. XG Sciences was awarded a grant as part of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program-a competitive initiative created under President Reagan that helps small businesses develop new innovative technologies.
Senator Stabenow recently visited XG Sciences during her "Jobs of the Future" Tour, where she met with cutting-edge Michigan businesses that are creating the new high-tech jobs of the future.
Senator Stabenow said: "When we make things here and grow things here, we create jobs here in Michigan. Michigan is leading the country in clean energy innovation and advanced batteries thanks to small businesses like XG Sciences. It is critical that we continue supporting cutting-edge businesses, so we can see more high-tech products being made in Michigan. We cannot afford to lose the global race with other countries to create the new jobs of the future."
Rob Privette, VP of Energy Markets for XG Sciences said: "Senator Stabenow recently visited XG Sciences as part of her Jobs of the Future tour to see how silicon-graphene nanocomposite battery materials produced using our proprietary low-cost manufacturing process deliver significant improvements in battery energy storage capacity. Our recent selection for an award by the U.S. Department of Energy will support high-tech jobs involved in the development of commercial silicon-graphene anode materials enabling greatly extended run-time for automotive, portable electronics and grid-scale Lithium-ion battery storage applications."
XG Sciences produces xGnP® brand Graphene Nanoplatelets which are ultrathin particles of graphite. Graphene has a number of beneficial properties which include electrical and thermal conductivity, barrier resistance, size, and stiffness. For example, Graphene Nanoplatelets can be used to improve the effectiveness of a lithium ion battery or reinforce the stiffness of materials used in aerospace applications.
XG Sciences received a $149,811 grant.