COnovate, an early-stage company based on UW-Milwaukee research, is developing new battery technologies that could offer faster charging and more storage capacity.

Strategy and Commercial Support Lead Jeff Moore presented on the company yesterday during a Wisconsin Technology Council meeting in Madison. COnovate is developing a “remarkable fundamentally distinct” material called graphene monoxide, he said, describing it as a highly stable, solid form of carbon monoxide.

“It has a number of intriguing properties,” he said. “It’s strong and flexible, more so than graphene, firmly conductive, and also a semiconductor. So there are a host of applications available to it, but the company’s efforts are centered on battery opportunities, to exploit the unique capabilities it has as an anode material.”

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