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Tests prove need for high purity alumina in making lithium-ion batteries last longer

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 12:31 -- Paul Crompton

Australian battery materials firm Altech Chemicals has released test results that show high purity (99.99%) 4N alumina prevents sodium leaching when used on a lithium-ion battery separator.

Test work by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) showed high purity alumina (HPA) could prevent battery failure modes including thermal runaway, lithium plating on the anode and life cycle reduction.

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Hydro and Northvolt launch joint venture to enable EV battery recycling in Norway

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:47 -- Paul Crompton

Norwegian firm Hydro and Swedish company Northvolt have established a 50/50 joint venture to enable recycling of battery materials and aluminum from used electric vehicle battery packs. 

Through Hydro Volt AS, the companies plan to build a battery recycling plant in Fredrikstad, Norway, with production expected to start next year. 

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Coronavirus highlights US’ reliance on China for key lithium-ion battery materials supply

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 14:12 -- Paul Crompton

The US is too reliant on a battery materials supply from outside the country especially China, the CEO of battery minerals firm American Battery Metals Corporation (AMBC) has said.

Doug Cole’s comments came as the big three lithium companies telegraphed profit warnings due to coronavirus-driven logistics issues in the supply chain.

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Anode material opens path to fast charging lithium-ion batteries

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 11:16 -- Paul Crompton

US scientists could provide insights into battery materials that allow the rapid charging of electric vehicles after making observations on how ions move in lithium titanate electrode material.

A team led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory captured, in real time, how lithium ions move in the material (made of lithium, titanium, and oxygen).

Image: Brookhaven scientists (left to right) Deyu Lu, Mehmet Topsakal, Yimei Zhu, Lijun Wu, and Feng Wang

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Firm reports purity of its recovered lithium-ion battery materials reaches almost 100%

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 12:16 -- Paul Crompton

Critical metals company American Manganese has announced the battery materials it recovered from disassembled electric vehicle battery packs was almost 100% pure.

The Company’s independent contract laboratory, Kemetco Research, generated recycled products with purities of 98.91% (nickel), 99.72% (cobalt) and 99.27% (manganese). 

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Cabot to tighten grip on battery materials market with buy out of carbon nanotube maker SUSN

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 12:05 -- Paul Crompton

Battery materials firm Cabot Corporation entered into an agreement to buy carbon nanotube (CNT) producer Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials (SUSN) on 6 January

The Massachusetts, US, firm aims to buy SUSN through its wholly owned subsidiary Cabot China for around $115 million in enterprise value, which includes liabilities and contingent payments. 

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Nano One patent could lead to cobalt-free lithium-ion battery

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:52 -- Paul Crompton

Battery materials firm Nano One has secured a patent that stabilises lithium nickel manganese oxide (LMNO) chemistry and which could pave the way for a cobalt-free lithium-ion battery.

The Canadian company was issued Taiwanese patent number I672852 relating to LNMO cathode material, also known as high voltage spinel (HVS).

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Firms reach LFP milestone by securing raw lithium-ion cathode materials supply

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 14:08 -- Paul Crompton

Battery materials firm Nano One has secured a raw material supply in its bid to develop a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode production chain with China’s Pulead Technology Industry.

Working with an expert in China, the Canadian-headquartered company announced on 9 December it had identified materials that meet its performance targets and Pulead’s specifications for impurities and cost.

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Umicore secures latest deals to ensure access to battery materials market

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 14:00 -- Paul Crompton

Belgium multinational Umicore’s path to securing a raw and recycled lithium-ion battery materials supply chain saw two deals struck in as many weeks.

In a long line of deals in the past year, Umicore confirmed on 2 December it had completed the acquisition of the cobalt refining and cathode precursor activities in Kokkola, Finland.

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Firm reveals plans for Africa’s first lithium-ion gigafactory to supply the energy storage and EV markets

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:56 -- Paul Crompton

With a raw battery materials supply to rival anywhere in the world, Africa seems the perfect place to build a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant, yet North America, Europe and Asia have been the locations of choice— until now.

The Megamillion Energy Company aims to be Africa’s first large-scale producer of lithium-ion batteries and plans to build a 32GWh per year facility by 2028 for both the energy storage and electric vehicle markets.

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