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Wildcat receives 100th patent for battery cathode materials technology

Battery materials developer Wildcat Discovery Technologies has received its 100th patent, advancing its strategy for US-based cathode materials manufacturing.

Wildcat has been developing nickel- and cobalt-free battery materials since 2006. The company plans to build a plant in the US to manufacture lithium iron phosphate (LFP) in late 2026, lithium manganese iron phosphate (LMFP) in 2027, and disordered rock salt (DRX) in 2028.

The company has received patents for cathode active materials (CAM) innovations, novel electrolytes and anodes, and various other battery-related technologies—including its high-throughput platform that accelerates materials development and testing.

The 100th Wildcat patent, granted by the US in January 2024, protects the company’s development of “Cathode with Disordered Rocksalt Material and Method of Forming the Cathode.” DRX has gained attention because of its high energy density, the company said. In all, Wildcat has received 61 US patents and 39 patents from other countries, including China, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and South Korea.  It also has approximately 60 patents pending.

“Wildcat’s mission is to produce high-performance US-made cathode materials to enable widespread adoption of clean energy, and our development and engineering capability is central to our strategy,” said Wildcat President and CEO Mark Gresser.

Source: Wildcat Discovery Technologies


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