StoreDot, Group14 Technologies partners to enhance XFC Li.Si cells for EVs
Group14 Technologies and StoreDot have announced a strategic partnership to leverage Group14's proprietary lithium-silicon technology to speed up the time to market of StoreDot's XFC lithium-silicon cells for electric vehicles.
The present performance milestone demonstrates an energy density of 300 Wh/Kg with more than 700 cycles capable of being charged 0-80 percent in 10 minutes.
StoreDot, whose investors include BP, Daimler AG, TDK, and Samsung, has designed a battery cell based on a silicon-dominant anode with its patented synthesized compounds. The XFC technology overwhelms the major hurdle that presently prevents consumers from adopting electric vehicles—range and charging anxiety.
Silicon has been pursued widely as the promising battery chemistry that facilitates greater energy density. The commercial leader in lithium-silicon battery materials, Group14's proprietary technology complements StoreDot's XFC technology in EV batteries.
Group14 counts SK materials, ATL, BASF, Showa Denko, and Cabot Corporation as partners in its mission to deliver on the electrification of everything from consumer electronics to EVs and more. With commercial-scale Battery Active Materials factories in the US and South Korea—the latter as part of its joint venture with SK materials—Group14 is poised to deliver quantities of its mass-market product SCC55 required to meet the demand from the automotive industry.