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Ionic MT says its nano-silicon can replace graphite in EV batteries, improving performance

Battery material technology company Ionic Mineral Technologies has emerged from stealth mode to debut its halloysite-derived nano-silicon, Ionisil, which is meant to be used as a drop-in replacement for graphite in lithium-based batteries. Ionic MT is a vertically-integrated producer of nano-silicon, which it says can enable significantly longer range and faster charging for EVs. The… Read more »

Nouveau Monde Graphite commissions coating line for graphite

Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) has completed phase 1 of a two-part plan by finishing a coating line for the production of coated spherical purified graphite and beginning cold commissioning of a kiln and utilities. “Coating helps create a stable electrolyte interface-layer in the battery system and increase initial coulombic efficiency and discharge capacity, thus extending… Read more »

Britishvolt secures government funding for battery cell gigaplant, selects synthetic graphite supplier

Battery manufacturer Britishvolt has secured additional funding from the UK government’s Automotive Transformation Fund for a new battery cell gigaplant in Northumberland. “While the overwhelming majority of investment for the project will come from private sources, the ATF’s grant funding is very important in proving that the UK Government is confident that we will deliver… Read more »

Independent experts confirm NOVONIX’s life-cycle assessment of synthetic graphite product

NOVONIX has announced that a life-cycle assessment of its GX-23 synthetic anode graphite product has been reviewed and confirmed by independent experts as compliant with ISO-14040:2006 and ISO-14044:2006 standards. Minviro, a sustainable mining specialist, performed the life-cycle assessment. According to NOVONIX, the “GX-23 synthetic anode graphite Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) clearly demonstrated an approximate 60%… Read more »

Consortium looks at recycling cathodes, electrolytes and graphite in closed loop

An industrial and scientific research consortium funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action plans to research and develop processes for recycling cathode metals, electrolytes and graphite multiple times. The HVBatCycle research consortium is planned to operate for 3 years. “In order to have to use fewer materials from primary sources such… Read more »

Northern Graphite acquires graphite mines in Canada and Namibia

Graphite mining and processing company Northern Graphite has completed the acquisition of two graphite mines. Northern Graphite acquired the Lac des lles (LDI) mine in Quebec from a subsidiary of Imerys. The mine has been operating for over 20 years, and the company says it will produce up to 15,000 tons per year of graphite… Read more »

Shortage of battery-grade graphite could slow down EV adoption

Graphite is a critical mineral for battery anodes, and surging demand for EVs is colliding with a limited global graphite supply. George Miller, an Analyst at data provider Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, recently told the South China Morning Post that global EV sales are widely expected to reach up to 11 million units in 2022, and… Read more »

Anovion seeks to secure North American supply chain for synthetic graphite

A new company has joined the growing North American battery material industry. Anovion has been launched with “key assets contributed by affiliates of Amsted Graphite Materials,” and the acquisition of the battery materials division of Pyrotek, a manufacturer of synthetic graphite anode material. The company boasts a capacity for anode powder graphitization of 5,000 tpa… Read more »

Graphex Group to increase graphite production in China

Graphite and graphene enrichment company Graphex Group plans to expand its production of spherical graphite (SG) and coated spherical graphite (CSG) in Jixi City. Beginning in early 2023 and continuing for the next three years, Graphex Group says it will expand its annual production of SG from 10,000 to 40,000 tons per year. The company… Read more »

Ascend Elements says it can extract 99.9% pure graphite from used Li-ion batteries

Ascend Elements, a vertically integrated battery recycling and engineered materials company, and Koura, a producer of fluoroproducts, have announced the launch of a proprietary process that yields battery-grade graphite material from spent lithium-ion batteries. Koura’s parent company Orbia is serving as a development partner to Ascend Elements to scale the company’s technology for commercial production,… Read more »