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Aqua Metals and 6K Energy collaborate to establish sustainable US battery supply chain

Aqua Metals has developed a process for recycling lithium-ion batteries that it says is much cleaner, more efficient and more cost-effective than current methods (see our recent in-depth interview with company execs). Now Aqua has signed a strategic supply agreement with battery materials supplier 6K Energy to establish a more sustainable supply chain for battery… Read more »

6K Energy wins $50-million DOE grant for PlusCAM battery material production plant in Tennessee

6K Energy, a provider of critical materials for lithium-ion batteries, has won a $50-million grant from the DOE’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains for its PlusCAM battery material production plant located in Jackson, Tennessee. The company will apply the 50 big ones to the estimated $200-million construction cost for the factory. The PlusCAM… Read more »

6K Energy and Aqua Metals partner to build circular supply chain for critical battery minerals in the US

Aqua Metals has developed a novel battery recycling process. 6K Energy produces sustainable materials for lithium-ion batteries. That sounds like a natural match, and in fact the two firms recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create a sustainable circular supply chain in the US for critical battery minerals. The partners’ plan outlines a… 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 »

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 »

6K’s cathode active material for EV batteries to meet IRA requirements

US battery materials producer 6K has confirmed that its cathode active material (CAM) will meet US government mandates for compliance with the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) for both lithium iron phosphate (LFP) and nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) materials for EV batteries. The company’s 6K Energy subsidiary is delivering large quantities of critical materials from its… Read more »

Fraunhofer ILT and 6K Additive partner to create a life-cycle assessment for additive manufacturing

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) and 6K Additive, the developer of a proprietary microwave plasma production system, have partnered to create a complete life-cycle assessment (LCA) for additive manufacturing. The study will use 6K Additive’s Ni718 powder for an industrial component manufactured on Fraunhofer ILT’s laser powder bed fusion machine (LPBF) to better… Read more »

6K and ONE enter joint development agreement for battery material

Battery materials producer 6K has signed a joint development agreement with Michigan-based energy storage company Our Next Energy (ONE) to develop and produce a battery material that ONE will use in its dual-chemistry Gemini battery and LFP Aries battery pack. The companies will develop two chemistries that include iron phosphate and manganese. “Early collaboration will… Read more »

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 »