Sicona Battery Applied sciences goals to make use of a federal authorities Accelerating Commercialisation grant announced on Monday to change into the primary producer of lithium ion battery battery anode supplies outdoors Asia.
The corporate, which acquired a $704,382 grant, goals to be the primary different supply of those crucial supplies outdoors China, Korea and Japan, lowering each Australia’s and the world’s reliance upon a handful of suppliers.
Sicona CEO Christiaan Jordaan mentioned: “This vital monetary help will allow us to additional our efforts to develop forefront silicon carbon composite and multifunctional polymer binder supplies for the lithium-ion battery market.
“Our know-how has been demonstrated to extend the capability of lithium-ion batteries by as much as 233 per cent and at a decrease price than comparable applied sciences.”
Sicona’s know-how initially got here from the Australian Institute for Modern Supplies (AIIM).
Jordaan mentioned the corporate would use the grant to assist construct a pilot manufacturing plant in Wollongong, NSW to display the capability to scale-up its manufacturing processes to provide superior battery anode supplies.
“This substantial funding help from the Australian Federal Authorities along with the numerous funding Sicona acquired from our main buyers, Artesian and EnergyLab in Might and August 2020, will speed up our means to develop our know-how at industrial scale via the development and operation of our pilot plant.
“Sicona has already commenced creating partnerships with battery producers and miners and producers of silicon, graphite, carbon and polymers and the corporate will now be capable to quickly advance our improvement plans.”
Sicona is contemplating whether or not to licence out or produce in-house its anode supplies.
Jordaan mentioned: “We’re assured that we are going to proceed to make vital progress in bringing our know-how to the rising international market.”
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