Calix’s advanced battery material development program

Calix’s advanced battery material development program
Calix’s advanced battery material development program

Why might Calix’s technology be suited to battery materials?

We make nano-porous particles, cheaply and already at scale. Our early test work has concentrated on cheap, agricultural, non-battery grade manganese.

 

Despite lower purity – some encouraging performance…

As the discharge rate increases, more strain is put on the cathode material. The unique structure of Calix’s materials has resulted in good stability at a higher charge rate, above commercially available LMO (lithium manganese oxide).

Our early test work has concentrated on cheap, agricultural, non-battery grade manganese.

High magnification images clearly show our material has a different structure

Early days but very encouraging!

Half-cell tests of Calix’s LMO’s at Deakin University have outperformed commercial benchmark LMO’s and LFP’s (lithium iron phosphate) and is in the mix of some high performing lab LMO’s reported in the open literature.

We are only one year into a multi-year, multi-program development, but very encouraged already!

Why might Calix’s technology be suited to battery materials?

We make nano-porous particles, cheaply and already at scale. Calix LMO – (Commercial)

“The adoption of new processes and exploitation of low-cost precursors will be essential in the effort to improve the sustainability of battery technologies.” Dr Matt Boot-Handford, Head of Battery and catalyst R&D at Calix

              High magnification images clearly show our material has a different structure – less like a “pebble” and more like a “sponge”

BATMn Partners

Calix BATMn Reactor – a game-changer for advanced battery research.

Back to the opening ceremony of the BATMn reactor, designed to make a range of nano-active materials for advanced batteries, where the need for precision control of the process conditions is critical for electrochemical performance.

BATMn will be a key provider of next-generation electrode materials for the recently announced CRC-P for Advanced Hybrid Batteries which Calix leads in collaboration the Institute for Frontier Materials and BAT-TRI Hub at Deakin University and specialist chemicals manufacturer Boron Molecular Ltd Pty.

Watch the highlights of the BATMn opening ceremony and full interviews of our partners.

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Calix’s advanced battery material development program

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