In the environmental energy area, through its spin off companies, Excellatron Solid State, and Johnson Electro-Mechanical Systems, projects include advanced battery technology and thermal to electric power generation technology.
Excellatron Solid State, LLC was created to commercialize the solid state thin film lithium rechargeable battery technology originally developed at Oakridge National Laboratory. Excellatron is developing processes that will reduce the manufacturing costs of these batteries by an order of magnitude. Improvements and innovations to the Oakridge technology have resulted in several patents owned by Excellatron. The company has expanded its battery research to include the development of lithium air batteries which offer a major breakthrough in energy storage capacity.
Johnson Electro-Mechanical Systems, LLC (JEMS), has invented energy conversion technology that converts thermal energy to electrical energy with significant advantages over alternative energy systems. With a targeted efficiency goal of 80 percent of Carnot, this technology has the potential for revolutionizing the global energy market when fully commercialized. JEMS’ research efforts include the development of intermediate temperature fuel cell technology which addresses the major issues that have limited the commercialization for fuel cells and power scavenging technology for generating power from ambient energy which eliminates the need for a fuel supply.
Johnson Research is a technology company that has the creative culture and radically innovative atmosphere of a toy company. The synergistic effect produced between creativity and technology is the driving force behind Johnson Research and its revolutionary products. Consistent with its mission and the Super Soaker® legacy, ongoing Johnson Research projects will establish dramatically new standards of performance in their respective markets.