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How Umicore is ensuring sustainability in the North American EV battery chain

Q&A with Umicore’s Robert Privette Umicore traces its roots to a Belgian mining company formed in 1906. Since then, it has moved on from mining to a variety of high-tech pursuits including refining, recycling and the manufacture of specialized metal products. Today it’s one of Belgium’s largest companies, and has a strong presence in e-mobility,… Read more »

Umicore expands its EV battery materials production with CAM and pCAM plant in Ontario

Umicore, a Belgian metal technology company, is building a 35 GWh equivalent battery materials production plant in Loyalist, Ontario, for the North American EV battery industry. The federal and provincial governments have agreed to directly provide Umicore with €1.27 billion in co-funding.  Using precursor cathode active material (pCAM) and CAM, critical components for battery performance,… Read more »

Umicore opens large prototyping center for EV solid-state battery materials

Umicore, a Belgian metal technology company, has inaugurated solid-state EV battery material prototyping facilities in Olen, Belgium, for technological development after acquiring research expertise with the support of the Flemish government (VLAIO—Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen). The 600-square-meter facility enables solid-state battery research, from formulation, characterization and production to battery cell assembly and testing. This comprehensive… Read more »

Umicore invests in Blue Current to scale up solid-state battery tech development

Belgian circular materials technology company Umicore has purchased a minority stake in California-based solid-state battery manufacturer Blue Current.  This investment complements the companies’ joint development agreement (JDA) to integrate Umicore’s battery materials into Blue Current’s solid-state battery technology. By providing capital—in addition to supplying battery materials under the JDA—Umicore intends to drive market adoption of… Read more »

Umicore begins manufacturing manganese-rich EV battery materials

Umicore plans to commercialize its manganese-rich HLM (high-lithium manganese) cathode active material (CAM) technology for EVs in 2026. This enhances Umicore’s portfolio of NMC (nickel, manganese, cobalt) battery materials for EVs and provides a design-to-cost battery technology. Umicore says HLM outperforms lithium iron phosphate when it comes to total cost of ownership, driving range, safety,… Read more »

Umicore and Nano One partner to develop production process tech for battery materials

Circular materials technology company Umicore and clean technology company Nano One Materials have signed a nonexclusive joint development agreement (JDA) on production process technologies for cathode active materials (CAM) for lithium-ion batteries. Umicore will evaluate Nano One’s patented M2CAM One-Pot process technology with the intention of integrating it with Umicore’s proprietary process technology for the… Read more »

Umicore to build cathode precursor and active material plant in Canada

Umicore, a materials technology and recycling company, is planning to build a cathode precursor material and cathode active material plant in Ontario, Canada. “The planned facility would be the first of its kind in North America, combining cathode and precursor materials manufacturing at a large industrial scale and thereby completing the missing link in Canada’s… Read more »

Umicore and Idemitsu Kosan team up to develop cathode material integrated with solid electrolyte

Umicore, a materials technology and recycling company, and oil company Idemitsu Kosan have reached an agreement to co-develop catholyte materials, which integrate cathode active materials (CAM) with solid electrolytes, for all-solid-state battery applications. Since Umicore began work on CAMs for solid-state batteries in 2017, it has established some patents in the area. “Based on more… Read more »

Umicore to introduce new generation of battery recycling tech

Materials technology and recycling company Umicore will introduce a new generation of its proprietary battery recycling technology in 2022, and has reached an agreement with Automotive Cells Company (ACC) to provide battery recycling services. Umicore says the new generation of its battery recycling technology recovers 95% of the cobalt, nickel and copper from batteries, as… Read more »