Dr. Stephen Campbell, principal scientist at Nano One Materials Corp (NNO: CA)., has introduced an innovation that significantly increases throughput and further decreases the cost of Nano One’s process for the fabrication of lithium-ion battery materials. This is new intellectual property that also improves the performance of resulting materials, and it has been filed provisionally with the U.S. Patent Office.
“This is an important enhancement to our processing technology that will reduce capital costs, processing steps and operating costs of our production-size plants,” said Dr. Campbell. “We have also seen improved battery performance from the resulting cathode materials.”
“This innovation also applies to the fabrication of the full range of lithium-ion cathode materials, including spinels, lithium iron phosphates and all formulations of nickel manganese cobaltate,” added Dr. Campbell. “We expect to boost capacity of the pilot plant that is under construction, which we will then be able to demonstrate to strategic interests looking for technology, cost and performance advantages.”
This improvement builds on previously issued patents and it expands the company’s intellectual property portfolio. It was filed as a provisional U.S. patent application directed to advances in the proprietary process for the fabrication of nanopowders for lithium-ion battery cathodes.
These technology advances were developed with the continuing support of the National Research Council of Canada’s industrial research assistance program (IRAP) under the cobalt-free, high-voltage spinel project announced on June 30, 2016.
“We are grateful for IRAP’s support,” said chief executive officer Dan Blondal. “I also want to thank the Nano One team for their dedication and innovative approach. This is a substantial development that adds considerable value to our core processing technology. I look forward to seeing it in action as we ramp up demonstrations of the pilot plant in 2017.”
About Nano One
Nano One Materials is developing novel and scalable processing technology for the low-cost production of high performance battery materials used in electric vehicles, energy storage and consumer electronics.
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