Johnson Matthey and Nano One pact for nickel-rich cathode metals
Enviro technology innovator in battery materials Nano One Materials Corp and global leader in sustainable technologies Johnson Matthey announce a joint development agreement. Under this agreement the companies will co-develop next generation products and processes for Johnson Matthey’s eLNO family of nickel-rich advanced cathode materials using Nano One’s patented One-Pot process and coated nanocrystal technology, for the low-cost, low-carbon footprint production of high-performance lithium ion battery cathode materials.
JM has already made significant progress in the commercialisation of its family of nickel rich advanced cathode materials and has set a new standard in the sustainable production of battery cathode materials.
Nano One’s patented One-Pot process is designed to form a type of cathode material known as “coated single crystal” which can deliver increased durability. The process will also enable these materials to be made directly from metal powders and lithium carbonate to address cost, energy and sustainability objectives across the entire lithium-ion battery supply chain.
The agreement will focus on developing materials, methods of production and a detailed commercialization study for pre-pilot, pilot and scaled up manufacturing.
The agreement is the culmination of successful technical reviews and preliminary evaluations of both Nano One’s high nickel cathode materials and IP conducted over the past year and represents a significant milestone in the business relationship between both companies.