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Canadian firm hires lithium battery expert to drive market acceptance and licensing

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 15:13 -- Paul Crompton
Canadian firm hires lithium battery expert to drive market acceptance and licensing

It seems any battery company worth its salt these days must have a lithium expert on its books, and Canadian materials firm Nano One Materials Corp is no different.

The Vancouver based start-up hired Joe Lowry as the company’s strategic advisor, CEO Dan Blondal announced last month.

Lowry was chosen for his knowledge of the entire lithium supply chain, including cathode manufacturers, products and regulatory agencies, said a Nano One spokesman.

Lowry said he believed the company’s innovative process had the potential to be a game changer in the lithium battery market.

“The technology has been shown to improve cost and performance across the spectrum of lithium ion battery cathode technologies and may enable the use of lower cost lithium raw materials,” he said.

Lowry had been in talks with the firm since January and made his decision to join the firm after a visit to its laboratory facility in Burnaby.

Nano One’s President John Lando said: “This visit solidified strong interest from both sides to form an advisory arrangement.

“I am confident that Joe will be instrumental in working with our executive in attracting strategic partners as we move forward with commercialising and licensing our patented technology.”

Lowry formed Global Lithium LLC as an advisory firm in 2012 after 20 years in the industry, including more than 15 years in the Japan and China markets.

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