Charged EVs | 6K and ONE enter joint improvement settlement for battery materials


Battery supplies producer 6K has signed a joint improvement settlement with Michigan-based vitality storage firm Our Subsequent Vitality (ONE) to develop and produce a battery materials that ONE will use in its dual-chemistry Gemini battery and LFP Aries battery pack.

The businesses will develop two chemistries that embody iron phosphate and manganese. “Early collaboration will begin in 6K Vitality’s Battery Heart of Excellence situated in North Andover, Massachusetts the place each groups will work collectively on qualification and efficiency targets,” says 6K.

The businesses additionally agreed to make use of 6K’s UniMelt know-how—a proprietary microwave plasma manufacturing system—to course of cathode supplies at ONE’s plant within the US.

“By onshoring our cell manufacturing and battery supplies and implementing a localized provide chain, ONE will have the ability to cut back our product’s carbon emissions by 34%,” says ONE’s VP of Technique and Authorities Relations Dr. Deena Ahmed. “Implementing 6K’s UniMelt know-how will assist ONE additional drive down our emissions.”

“6K’s UniMelt system replaces a prolonged, multi-step, high-waste chemical course of with one that’s ultra-clean and ultra-fast (as little as 2 seconds), and powered by a 6,000-degree microwave plasma,” in keeping with 6K. “In comparison with state-of-the-art cathode energetic materials (CAM) crops right this moment, 6K Vitality makes use of half the footprint, [and has] considerably decrease CapEx and decrease conversion prices. Implementing a 6K Vitality answer for CAM manufacturing within the US has the potential to avoid wasting billions of {dollars} and get rid of strong and liquid hazardous waste whereas decreasing water utilization by 90%.”

Supply: 6K


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