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Nanotech Energy to Mass Produce Non-Flammable 18650 Batteries Beginning First Quarter 2021
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Nanotech Energy Inc. ( ) ("Nanotech Energy" or the 
"Company"), leading manufacturer of graphene, announces that beginning in the 
first quarter of 2021, the company will mass produce non-flammable, efficient 
and fast-charging lithium-ion 18650 Batteries. These cell-type batteries are 
used in devices including, but not limited to, laptop computers, cordless power 
tools, safer electric vehicles, telecommunications, aerospace and military 
applications. The Company has begun taking pre-orders.

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Nanotech has perfected a high-performance graphene-powered battery that can 
withstand the volume changes of the battery electrodes during charge and 
discharge, greatly reducing the chances of an internal short circuit, which 
leads to a safe and more powerful battery. Furthermore, graphene batteries can 
reduce cost and weight with less robust safety housing and BMS systems. 

Currently, most batteries that industries commonly use are produced with 
lithium-ion, which is universally recognized as a dangerous and hazardous 
material. In devices and products with built-in lithium batteries, such as 
cellular phones and laptops, pressure from parts surrounding the lithium 
batteries can cause damage to the wires around the batteries and lead to short 
circuiting. When lithium-ion batteries get shorted, the energy from the battery 
gets released suddenly, causing the temperature to rise hundreds of degrees 
within milliseconds - resulting in the battery catching fire. Similarly, there 
are thousands of lithium batteries that comprise the electric vehicle's battery 
pack. If all of these batteries ignite at the same time - something that has 
happened - the explosion is massive.  

Dr. Jack Kavanaugh ( ), chairman 
and CEO of Nanotech Energy Inc., stated: "Most industries and end-users are 
confined to the technology of lithium-ion batteries, yet that technology is 
documented to be highly combustible and flammable. You have advanced and 
successful industries relying on a dangerous yet vital technology for decades. 
Nanotech Energy now offers a path toward a safe and more powerful battery 
technology - a game changer for manufacturers and consumers."

Dr. Maher El-Kady ( ), co-founder 
and Chief Technology Officer of Nanotech Energy commented: "We perfected the 
battery by utilizing the extraordinary electronic and mechanical properties of 
graphene to increase the battery capacity. To further increase the safety of a 
lithium ion battery, we took a step further by designing a non-flammable 
electrolyte that can withstand operation at high temperatures without catching 

Dr. Richard Kaner ( ), Nanotech 
co-founder and UCLA professor of Chemistry and of Materials Science and 
Engineering added: "Graphene is one of the strongest known materials - 200 
times stronger than steel, is completely flexible, 97% transparent, and an 
excellent conductor of electricity and heat - thus preventing the battery from 

For years the graphene industry has worked to improve the material produced so 
that it is optimal for most applications. Reports indicate that the properties 
of graphene are sensitive to the number of layers in the product, defects and 
contaminants. Considering structural features, the graphene family can be 
classified into three main categories: monolayer graphene, few to multi-layer 
graphene (2-10 layers) and graphite microplatelets (>10 layers). Although 
several graphene and graphene oxide products are currently available in the 
market, the majority of products are technically micro-platelets. With more 
than 90% of its content monolayers, Nanotech products are expected to open new 
markets for graphene. 

Nanotech Energy owns the world's first graphene patent, U.S. Patent #6,872,330 
filed in May 2002 by Dr. Richard Kaner, two years prior to the notable graphene 
work of Nobel laureates Geim and Novoselov. 

To pre-order Nanotech's graphene powered 18650 batteries, please contact: 
Hiroshi Kuroyanagi at; or Tomoko Moriyama at 

For more information about Nanotech Energy and graphene, visit 

About Nanotech Energy Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Nanotech Energy Inc. was founded in 2014 by Jack 
Kavanaugh, who serves as the chairman and CEO, along with leading UCLA 
scientists Dr. Richard Kaner and Dr. Maher El-Kady. With its mission to bring 
graphene discoveries from the research laboratory to the marketplace, Nanotech 
Energy offers graphene products that have the potential to revolutionize our 
lives with applications in batteries, transparent conducting electrodes, 
conductive inks, printed electronics, conductive epoxy, antistatic coatings and 
EMI (electromagnetic interference) shielding. For more information about 
Nanotech Energy, visit the Company's website at

SOURCE:  Nanotech Energy Inc.

CONTACT: Bobbie Wasserman
         Nanotech Energy