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JM, Swan in battery partnership

Johnson Matthey, Thomas Swan and the UK’s Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) have teamed up in the ICE-Batt project. This seeks how to optimise battery technology by using innovative forms of carbon to overcome some of the limitations of lithium-ion batteries, including energy density, power density and low temperature performance.

ICE-Batt, which is funded through the Faraday Battery Challenge, will combine Thomas Swan’s graphene nanoplatelets technology and CPI’s formulation expertise to fine-tune JM’s nickel-rich advanced cathode materials for batteries, such as eLNO and Life Power, so as to achieve their full potential. It will also seek to improve batteries’ green credentials, such as by reducing the use of solvents.

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