Calix has been invited to join the $150m Future Batteries Industries Co-operative Research Centre (“FBI-CRC”) as a key participant, given the role its technology could play not only in developing advanced battery materials, but also in improving extractive mineral techniques such as Lithium from Spodumene ore.
The FBI-CRC is the largest and most ambitious battery development program in Australia. With $25m in Australian Government support, and the remainder from core industry participants such as BHP, Tianqi Lithium and Galaxy Resources. The ambition of the FBI-CRC is to position Australia as a world leader in innovative energy minerals extraction, processing and upstream battery storage technologies as well as how batteries are used in cities and regions.
<== Senator David Van and Calix CEO Phil Hodgson at the official opening of the BATMn reactor in Bacchus Marsh on 21st November 2019