Battery anode company Talga Resources is pleased to provide an update on the commercial progress of its silicon anode lithium-ion battery product Talnode®-Si.
Following the concluded Faraday UK ‘Safevolt’ project (ASX:TLG 26 March 2018) and encouraging early test results (ASX:TLG 24 Oct 2018 and 19 Feb 2019), further technical and commercial development of Talnode®-Si has been underway at Talga’s facilities in Europe.
Results from this latest phase of development show continued success of Talga’s silicon anode approach which uses lower-cost metallurgical-grade silicon (see Figure 1) for a high-energy density anode with mass-producibility potential.
In conjunction with in-house product optimisation, full-cell customer testing has been progressing under confidentiality and material transfer agreements with multiple battery manufacturers and auto OEMs in Europe and USA. Positive results from initial tests in unoptimised (commercial electrolyte and non pre-litheated) Li-ion battery cells have been received and are encouraging to fast-track further development and potential commercialisation.
To address the increased commercial sample demand Talga has shifted its Talnode®-Si sample production onto industrial scalable process and production equipment, boosting the Company’s Talnode®-Si sample production capacity 10x.
This is sufficient to deliver into fast-growing product development and customer qualification programs, and further highlights the scalability of Talga’s silicon anode production approach.
Commenting on the silicon anode advancements, Talga Managing Director Mark Thompson said: “The positive trajectory of interest in Talnode®-Si from battery customers and our emerging project development partners is most pleasing. The recent market recognition of our pragmatic approach in using metallurgical-grade silicon to provide performance at significantly lower potential cost is a sign that our team had great forethought in the development of this unique product and process.
We look forward to fast-tracking the development and commercialisation of Talnode®-Si as part of our vertically integrated business strategy to provide high performance anode material at a competitive price and produced to the highest environmental standards.”