Press Releases

July 15, 2019


The NATO Partnership and Cooperative Security Committee in the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme has approved the Enerize Corporation as End User / Industrial Partner of NATO Project Grant No. 985148 “Development of New Cathodes for Stable and Safer Lithium-Sulphur Batteries”

By an interdisciplinary team of partners from research institutes and industry, which covers the whole value chain from researchers to companies, a pre-commercial prototype of a sulfur/lithium battery based on an innovative concept of sulfur graphene composites will be developed. High energy and cost-effective lithium-sulfur (Li–S) battery technology has been vigorously revisited due to the urgent need of advanced energy storage technologies for green transportation and large-scale energy storage applications. The DeCaSuB consortium works on optimizing materials and components tailored to the lithium-ion battery requirements, developing manufacturing processes to evaluate and improve the performance of the system.

The project investigates new materials that will enable production of components for Li-ion batteries with significantly improved reliability, greater stability, power density and efficiency. These materials will address issues concerning safety, environmental compatibility, price and efficiency. The project is focusing on the development of new sulfur-based composite cathode materials suitable for high energy lithium-ion batteries.

Project Co-Directors:

  • Assoc. Prof. Andrea Straková Fedorková, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia (NPD)

  • Prof. Elena Shembel, Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology, Dnipro, Ukraine (PPD)

  • Prof. Pedro Gomez-Romero, Catalan Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Barcelona, Spain

  • Assoc. Prof. Marie Sedlaříková, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic


End Users:

  • Enerize Corporation, USA

  • Green Way, Slovakia

  • Graphene Batteries, Norway





From left to right: Dr. Tomáš Kazda (BUT, Brno, CZ), Prof. Pedro Gomez-Romero (ICN2, Barcelona, ES), Prof. Elena Shembel (USUCHT, Dnepropetrovsk, UA), Prof. Andrea Straková Fedorková (UPJS, Košice, SK), Dr. Karsten Pinkwart (NATO).

Dr. Vlad Redko, Executive VP of Enerize Corporation comments: “We are very glad and proud that the NATO Partnership and Cooperative Security Committee has approved our company as End User / Industrial Partner of this important NATO Project”. Prof. Elena Shembel, President of Enerize Corporation added: “We will keep growing our cooperation with Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology, and we believe that our achievements and unique Enerize technologies will support the successful development of innovative Li – S batteries”.