Good chemistry makes a good cell.
What is the heart of the e-mobility? The battery. And at the heart of the battery is the cell. Its performance is fundamental to the success of e-mobility.
The performance of each cell is a function of chemistry. The electro-chemical reactions within the cell are what allow it to accumulate energy during charging and release it during operation. So the quality of the chemicals and the precision of the formulation are of paramount importance.
BASF’s new generations of cathode materials, like HED™ NCM and HED™ LFP provide high energy density, which enables much longer driving distances for full electric, plug-in and hybrid-electric vehicles. Combining a high degree of purity, unique morphology and excellent electrochemical performance, these cathode materials work hard to get the most out of every charge.
BASF is one of only two license holders of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory-patented NCM cathode materials, which employ a unique combination of lithium and manganese-rich mixed metal oxides. We’re also the only company worldwide licensed to produce and market LiB (Lithium-ion Battery) materials by both Argonne National Laboratories – the global leader in NCM (Nickel Cobalt Manganese) technology – and LiFePO4+C Licensing, the leader in LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) technology.
Our high-purity electrolytes like Selectilyte™ enhance battery performance while providing overcharge protection. We can also provide custom synthesis of performance enhancing additives. Our in-house synthesis and processing technology gives us the ability to integrate manufacturing of additives and lithium salts.