NEO Battery releases SiC anodes for performance evaluation

The Canadian battery materials technology company NEO Battery Materials has sent the latest optimized batch of its proprietary silicon anode materials, NBMSiDE, to battery manufacturers and EV automakers for performance evaluation.

Further improved formulations with uniform coatings and additives have enabled an over 70% cycle life enhancement compared to the previously evaluated batch. NEO Battery has continued sample delivery with multiple companies in the EV battery supply chain, undergoing over 20 active material evaluations to date. The latest delivery marks the 4th sample sent to a global battery manufacturer with initial sample tests with North American-based LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) battery manufacturers. The company stated that “With an initial energy density of 2,200 mAh/g for NBMSiDE, an energy density of ~510 mAh/g can be achieved when combined with commercial-level graphite.” This would imply that NEO can increase the range of an average EV by 20%.

NEO advertises that its low-cost silicon anode materials enable “longer-running, rapid-charging lithium-ion batteries,” and has further improved the design with “uniform coatings and additives have enabled an over 70% cycle life enhancement compared to the previous evaluated batch”.

“Despite working around a shorter evaluation timeline compared to competitors, both EV and battery cell manufacturers have been thoroughly impressed with our ability to optimize NBMSiDE performance to their target specifications,” said Dr Basudev Swain, Chief Science Officer of NEO, adding: “Testing parties continue to comment that NEO’s technology is the most promising solution for the industry to adopt silicon anodes in all EV makes and models, and we are diligently working to ink advanced, milestone agreements.”

NEO also reported that it had established six non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) with multiple “high-profile entities including a European-based premium automotive OEM and battery developer, an Asian-based global battery manufacturer,” and “a North American-based battery manufacturer, graphite company, and government organization.” It is not untypical that automotive manufacturers do not disclose the exact details of their supply agreements, and considering the experimental nature of this delivery, it is not surprising that the Canadian battery company has not revealed who exactly will be testing their technology.


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