To produce solids from a mixture of solid starting materials.
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To produce solids high temperature and pressure aqueous solutions.
To produce solids from electrochemical redox reactions, e.g. electrodeposition
To produce solids through sol gel and salts solutions.
We focus on materials synthesis, from raw materials to application and manufacture, electrode formulations and multi-scale cell fabrication and testing. We also deliver the scaled-up production of electrochemical materials from bench-scale to industry-relevant quantities.
A key expertise is the development of safe, scalable and commercially viable processes to produce kilogram quantities of electrochemical materials needed for industrial evaluation. Our R&D capabilities are wide-ranging and cover activities in active materials (anode; cathode) and inactive materials (binders, separators, additives and electrolytes).
We have expertise in the fundamental science of electrochemical materials, synthesis of materials and composite microstructures, understanding new or combined properties and scale-up processesing. By doing so, we aim to deliver electrochemical materials that meet the targets set by the automotive industry, especially the following performance areas:
• Cost reduction – more than 50% reduction in cell and pack price
• Energy density – a doubling of energy density per cell
• Power density – a fourfold increase in power density of each power pack
• Safety – improvement in the thermal runaway at pack level to reduce pack complexity
• 1st life – a doubling in the lifetime of packs from 8 to 15 years
• Temperature – a widening of the temperature range over which cells can efficiently operate
• Predictability – an improvement in the predictability of performance of in situ and aging batteries
• Recyclability – an increase from the current 10-50% recyclability of battery materials to circa 95% levels.
We are a multidisciplinary team of academics, engineers and researchers focused on developing next generation cell technology. We apply the latest electrochemical techniques and materials knowledge to characterise, validate and optimise innovative processes, systems and devices. All with a focus on lithium ion battery materials, manufacturing and molten salt electrolysis.