High-performing Lithium-ion battery

According to its press release, Cellforce Group, a joint venture between Porsche and Customcells, selects BASF as the exclusive cell development partner for its next generation lithium-ion battery.

In this collaboration, BASF will provide high-energy HEDTM NCM cathode active materials to contribute to high-performance battery cells. Materials increase battery cells’ capability including fast charging and high energy density. On the other hand, Cellforce Group will produce the high-performing battery. Its battery production plant will start operations in 2024 with an initial capacity of at least 100 MWh per year. This amount will be able to power 1,000 motorsport and high-performance vehicles.

BASF is an ideal player to contribute to a circular economy. This is because it is a global leading supplier of high-performance cathode active materials with a strong R&D network. BASF will be able to provide battery materials with an outstanding sustainability record for both responsible and reliable sourcing of raw materials. The German company aims the lowest carbon footprint along the supply chain as of 2022.

To close the loop, BASF will recycle production waste from the future Cellforce Group battery plant. More specific, BASF will recycle lithium, nickel, cobalt, and manganese in a hydrometallurgical process. In addition, the company will re-introduce them into BASF’s production process for cathode active materials.

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