Industries

Batteries

Making better batteries with low-cost and renewably powered cathode material production.

Opportunity & challenges

Better, more sustainable batteries are an essential enabling technology for our clean energy future, helping to decarbonise transport and stabilise renewably powered energy grids.

As the global transition to clean energy gathers pace, so too is demand for sustainable and secure supplies of lithium-ion battery materials.

In a decarbonising global economy, advanced battery materials will need to deliver superior performance and safety, while reducing costs and environmental impact.

Opportunity & challenges

Growth in the global battery market is outpacing previous projections.

By 2030, global battery capacity is now expected to grow more than five fold to 5,500 GWh, reaching a market value of over US$400b.

Government policies, such as the US Government’s US$369b Inflation Reduction Act and the European Critical Minerals Act, are driving efforts to build sovereign capabilities and supply chains. This has increased demand for localised, high quality and sustainable battery material production.

Our solution

Calix is pioneering a renewably powered, energy efficient and low-cost chemistry agnostic platform technology designed to sustainably produce high-performance battery materials.

Calix’s patented platform technology replaces conventional calcination methods, reducing complexity, cost and energy use.

Testing of prototype lithium manganese oxide (LMO) battery cells has demonstrated high-power capabilities and long-term cycling stability well suited to the high-power battery market segment.

In 2023, Calix expanded its cathode production portfolio to include additional battery chemistries. Early lab-scale results show successful production of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) and Lithium Nickel Manganese Oxide (LNMO) cathode materials.

Key features & benefits

Low cost

Targeting lower capital expenditures and operating expenses, and reduced complexity compared with existing Cathode Active Materials (CAM) production.

Energy efficient

Highly efficient electric heating replaces conventional calcination methods to produce cathode active materials with lower-energy intensity.

Low carbon

Fully compatible with renewable and intermittent energy sources for low and zero emissions calcination.

High performance

Calix’s flash calcination technology produces high surface area materials with unique nanostructures to deliver uncompromised performance.

Chemistry agnostic

Calix’s platform technology has demonstrated the production of multiple battery chemistries, including lithium manganese oxide (LMO), lithium iron phosphate (LFP) and lithium manganese nickel oxide (LMNO) based cathode materials.

Partnering for the planet

Through strong global partnerships and collaboration with industry, academia and governments, Calix is accelerating the development and commercialisation of its core platform technology to urgently solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. We recognise and thank each of our partners for their vital contributions.

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