March 8, 2024

Mitra Chem and Saint-Gobain Ceramics Enter a Strategic Partnership to Commercialize IRA-compliant LMFP cathodes with a Low Wastewater Manufacturing Process. Mitra Future Technologies, Inc. (“Mitra Chem”), a leading innovator of North American lithium-ion battery materials and Saint-Gobain Ceramics, a global leader in specialty ceramic materials, announced a groundbreaking partnership to accelerate the production of lithium iron manganese phosphate (LMFP) cathode active materials. With Mitra Chem’s product guidance, Saint-Gobain Ceramics’ proprietary and proven manufacturing technology offers several cost and environmental advantages, including being solvent-free, sulphate-free and waste-water-free. Chirranjeevi Gopal, CTO and co-founder of Mitra Chem, said: Speed to scale is critical for success in the battery material industry. “Mitra Chem’s core expertise in developing state of the art LMFP and next generation iron-based cathodes together with Saint-Gobain’s proven manufacturing technology for specialty ceramics lays the foundation for IRA-compliant manufacturing of LMFP cathode materials that is also environmentally sustainable”. Mark Hampden-Smith, VP of Technology Acceleration of Saint-Gobain Ceramics, said: A key challenge in reducing greenhouse gas emissions is to quickly advance electrification. “Being one of the world leaders of technical ceramics, we view the partnership with Mitra Chem a critical step in the commercialization of current and future generations of materials for lithium-ion batteries.”  The mutual goal of this partnership is demonstrating commercial readiness for LMFP cathodes using an IRA compliant supply-chain.  It combines the core expertise of Saint-Gobain Ceramics in a proprietary synthesis method and a significant domestic manufacturing footprint to make specialty ceramics and Mitra Chem’s accelerated cathode material development to scale-up production for rapid market delivery. The collaborative efforts have already culminated in a successful proof of concept technology and an economic feasibility assessment. This partnership sets the pace for rapid scaling to achieve mass production of LMFP as early as 2026. READ the latest Batteries News shaping the battery market Mitra Chem and Saint-Gobain Ceramics Enter a Strategic Partnership to Commercialize IRA-compliant LMFP cathodes with a Low Wastewater Manufacturing Process. source Business Development

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