Batteries are an important form of energy storage when mobility is required in applications as varied as consumer electronics, portable tools and electric vehicles. Electric vehicle manufacturers and drivers want safer, longer-lasting batteries that charge quickly and utilize new, low-cost materials compatible with battery manufacturing infrastructure. The high-tech economy, medicine, and the military (batteries are the second largest military consumable) require improved batteries that incorporate novel, lighter, and safer (no overheating) anode materials that will charge faster and store more energy than current batteries. Lithium Ion Batteries (LIBs) are dominant in these markets because they are both lightweight and can store a lot of energy. Yet, there is a need for more stored energy, faster charging times and safer batteries. To meet these demands, new materials are needed. In particular, graphite has been used as an anode for 25 years and has reached its technical limits. SafeLi’s founders discovered and patented a new carbon-based nanomaterial, Graphene Monoxide, a nanomaterial that is a 2-dimensional solid crystalline form of carbon monoxide. This is the first and only known solid form of carbon monoxide that occurs at ambient conditions; it has exciting properties suitable for marketable lithium-ion anodes. SafeLi will manufacture active anode materials and composites for Lithium Ion Batteries to enhance safety, expedite charging, improve energy efficiency and range, and reduce cost. 
Graphene Monoxide Atomic Structure, ACSNano, vol.5(2011)
Atomic Structure of Graphene Monoxide