Battrion, Jagenberg Group collaborates to advance Aligned Graphite tech for fast-charging EV cells
Swiss battery Technology pioneer Battrion AG has announced that it has partnered with German roll-to-roll production specialist Jagenberg Converting Solution GmbH to supply anode pilot and GWh-production lines utilizing Battrion's Aligned Graphite Technology for the lithium-ion battery industry.
Aligned Graphite Technology improves the performance of the negative electrode in a lithium-ion battery by re-orienting the graphite particles thereby enabling up to 50 percent faster charging of batteries and lower cell resistance.
Jagenberg's electrode coating lines equipped with Aligned Graphite Technology allow the production of ultra-low resistance negative electrodes with controlled graphite particle orientation. These electrodes are a drop-in replacement for next-generation, fast-charging lithium-ion batteries.
The Aligned Graphite production lines can be supplied as turnkey equipment fully integrated into the state-of-the-art GWh-battery production environment.
The mass adoption of EVs is leading to a huge demand for low-cost, high-performance lithium-ion batteries. Cell manufacturers are forced to scale up quickly to meet production targets and leverage economies of scale. In parallel, their customers, EV manufacturers, require significantly faster-charging cells. This drives demand for improvement both in battery technology as well as production capabilities, all while ensuring full compatibility with the established GWh-production standards and supply chains.
Battrion is an ETH Zurich spin-off founded in 2015. Battrion operates a research lab and production facility in Dübendorf, Switzerland, where it develops its Aligned Graphite technology, a fabrication technology for lithium-ion batteries that improve the microstructure of negative electrodes.
The technology significantly increases the charge- and discharge performance of lithium-ion batteries and is particularly suited for EV and high-power applications. The technology is compatible with mixed silicon/graphite materials. Battrion offers its Aligned Graphite technology on a license basis.