Lithium Australia produces advanced cathode materials

Second-generation lithium manganese ferro phosphate (LMFP) battery cathode powder produced by Lithium Australia has met industry performance and physical property specifications.

Electric vehicle manufacturers including China’s BYD, VW and Tesla are transitioning to the use of lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) cathode materials in lithium batteries.

Both LFP and LMFP batteries are cheaper and safer than those containing nickel and cobalt.

Lithium Australia managing director Adrian Griffin said LMFP offered a 25 per cent improvement in energy density over LFP.

Produced at subsidiary VSPC’s Brisbane pilot plant, the company’s LMFP cathode material is available to customers for testing.

Griffin said: “Lithium Australia has not only demonstrated its unprecedented ability to produce…the next generation of energy storage material but has done so on schedule.

“Meanwhile LA continues to evaluate commercial production opportunities in the most rapidly expanding battery markets globally.”

Griffin said the company planned to shorten supply chains and reduce the carbon footprint of battery production.

Editor’s note: this story has been edited to correct the photograph.

Picture: Lithium Australia

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