BASF says it has begun operations at its first commercial-scale facility for producing advanced cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. The $50-million Elyria, OH facilityâ€”partially funded by a $24.6-million US Department of Energy grantâ€”will produce nickel-cobalt-manganese cathode materials using technology licensed from Argonne National Laboratory. The chemistry is particularly well-suited to the production of lithium-ion batteries for automotive and other high-end applications, BASF says. BASF recently said it aims to be the world's leading system...
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