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EU study examines shortage of critical metals for EVs

We’ve been reading a lot about looming shortages of battery raw materials such as lithium, nickel and graphite. But EV motors and electronics also use rare earths and other critical metals, which have their own set of supply constraints. A recent survey led by Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology on behalf of the European Commission… Read more »

KPMG and Circulor partner to provide digital battery passport software package

Multinational professional services firm KPMG and UK-based supply chain traceability firm Circulor have announced an alliance to offer a software package known as a digital battery passport, which enables the tracing, monitoring and control of critical raw materials throughout battery value chains, from extraction to beyond a product’s first life.  The software, designed for compliance… Read more »

E-magy raises €20.5 million to scale nano-porous silicon anode material

Dutch advanced materials company E-magy has raised €20.5 million in new funding to prepare for industrial-scale production of its nano-porous silicon anode material for high-energy batteries. The funding consists of €15 million invested by Hydro, Invest-NL and RubioRubio, together with existing impact investors SHIFT Invest and PDENH, and a €5.5 million subsidy from the Dutch… Read more »

Ionic Mineral Technologies launches nano-silicon product for Li-ion cell manufacturers

Ionic Mineral Technologies, a developer of silicon anode battery materials, has launched Generation 1 Ionisil nano-silicon for lithium-ion cell makers. EV OEM production labs have independently confirmed that an all-silicon battery using Generation 1 Ionisil can reach a reversible capacity of 2,700 mAh/g and 2,500 mAh/g at a 2,000 mAh fast charging rate in half-cell… Read more »

E-magy raises €20.5 million for high-energy battery material scaling

E-magy, a Dutch advanced material firm, has secured €20.5 million to prepare for industrial-scale production of its silicon anode material in response to rising demand for high-energy batteries. Replacing graphite with silicon in the anode has several benefits, but current silicon-dominant EV batteries swell and crack when charged and discharged often. E-magy has developed a… Read more »

Caterpillar to supply NMG with zero-emission machines and infrastructure

Canadian materials company Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) and Caterpillar have signed agreements to supply NMG’s Matawinie Mine with an integrated solution that covers a zero-emission fleet, supporting infrastructure and services.  The agreements encompass machines such as hydraulic excavators, mining trucks, wheel loaders, dozers and motor graders, as well as charging and energy storage infrastructure and… Read more »

SK On partners with Westwater Resources to develop anode materials in US

South Korean battery manufacturer SK On has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with US graphite company Westwater Resources (NYSE: WWR) as part of efforts to strengthen its battery raw material supply chain in North America. Under the agreement, the two companies will work together to develop environmentally responsible anode materials tailored for SK On… Read more »

Amprius confirms 500 Wh/kg, 1,300 Wh/L battery platform

Amprius Technologies, which is developing a silicon anode battery platform, has proven a lithium-ion cell with 500 Wh/kg specific energy and 1,300 Wh/L energy density. The battery cell offers advanced performance and discharge times at half the weight and volume of current lithium-ion cells. Mobile Power Solutions, a testing house, certified the platform’s 500 Wh/kg… Read more »

Alkegen launches commercial production of new silicon battery anode material

Specialty materials developer Alkegen has begun commercial production of SiFAB, its new silicon fiber anode material, at its manufacturing facility in New Carlisle, Indiana. Large-scale production of the product, says Alkegen CEO John Dandolph, is intended “to meet growing demand from customers across a wide range of industries, including EVs, renewable energy storage and consumer… Read more »

New drop-in-replacement nanocomposite silicon-based anode powder enables 20% more Li-ion energy density

As we begin the transition from fossil fuel dependency to clean and renewable-based energy, the world needs proven, dependable and tangible examples of sustainable products. In this session, Kurt Kelty, Sila’s VP of Commercialization, will discuss how innovative drop-in-replacement nanocomposite, silicon-based anode powder enables up to 20% more energy density today over state-of-the-art lithium-ion cells with… Read more »