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6K secures $102 million in Series D funding to accelerate battery material production and recycling

6K, a producer of engineered materials for lithium-ion batteries, has raised $102 million in the first of two Series D funding tranches. The round was led by Koch Strategic Platforms, an investment arm of fossil fuel giant Koch Industries, with participation by investors Energy Impact Partners, Albemarle, HG Ventures and others. 6K will use the… Read more »

6K and Our Next Energy partner to create low-cost Gemini cathode material

Battery material producer 6K and Michigan-based energy storage startup Our Next Energy (ONE) have announced a partnership as ONE begins scaling up and commercializing its Gemini cell chemistry. ONE recently demonstrated an experimental battery that powered a Tesla Model S for 752 miles on a single charge. This was a proof of concept for ONE’s… Read more »

Albemarle to use 6K’s UniMelt plasma tech for lithium battery materials

Specialty chemicals firm Albemarle has signed a joint development agreement with materials management specialist 6K to use 6K’s patented UniMelt plasma technology to develop lithium battery materials. Albemarle has also made an undisclosed investment in 6K through venture capital firm Volta Energy Technologies. UniMelt is a microwave-controlled plasma technology, and Albemarle says a 16 GWh… Read more »

Heritage Battery Recycling and 6K to commercialize cathode-grade battery recycling network

Indianapolis-based Heritage Battery Recycling has signed a joint development agreement with materials management specialist 6K to produce new cathode material from recycled batteries. The process will use Heritage’s established network to collect and process end-of-life batteries, combined with 6K’s plasma technology to manufacture cathode-grade battery materials for applications with high purity requirements. 6K is named… Read more »

6K Energy develops small-particle NMC 811 with UniMelt plasma production platform

6K announced that it has developed NMC 811 at 1-3 microns as well as the capability to produce single-crystal NMC. Smaller size ranges, desired in the industry but challenging to achieve with conventional methods, improve charge time, extend run time and increase power. 6K has received strong customer pull at all levels of the supply… Read more »

6K ENERGY uses new plasma system to produce battery materials

6K has formally entered the energy storage market with a new division called 6K ENERGY. The move follows three years of development supported by commercial customers and the US DOE. The company’s UniMelt plasma system produces NMC cathode materials in a volume process. “We have built an extremely talented team of energy material experts that… Read more »

The Road To Sustainable Battery Material Production In The US

Learn how to significantly lower material costs and be agile enough to build battery plants domestically. Automotive OEMs have set lofty goals toward electric vehicle production. Cell and battery manufacturers have made significant investments in US-based production plants to help meet these goals. However, there are several critical element missing, there is currently no US… Read more »

Benevelli launches SMAC Series 270 line of IPM electric motors

Powertrain company Benevelli has introduced a new line of IPM electric motors called the SMAC Series 270, which is intended for the EV and off-highway vehicle markets. The range of motors is designed for high-performance traction, power generation, electro-hydraulic systems and specialized high-power applications. Each of the air- and liquid-cooled motors features a stator 270… Read more »

Stellantis to display several new EVs at CES in January

Stellantis, which manufactures cars under no less than 14 separate brands, will be showing off several new plug-in models at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, on January 5-8. “Electrification, with our 30 electrified models available including fuel cell vans, connectivity and autonomy are all important facets of [the] future, but each cannot stand alone,” said… Read more »