Lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode powders produced at Lithium Australia subsidiary the Very Small Particle Company (VSPC) will be tested by battery-cell makers in China.

The now-commissioned VSPC facility was officially opened on 6 September by Ian Macfarlane, chief executive of the Queensland Resources Council.

VSPC has completed a number of pilot-plant production runs and will produce samples for lithium-ion battery-cell makers in China in the coming fortnight. In-house testing having confirmed the high capacity of VSPC’s LFP cathode material, VSPC will seek confirmation of that performance from its customers.

Adrian Griffin, Lithium Australia Managing Director, is convinced that VSPC’s elegant solution to increasing lithium-ion battery efficiency is the best available for the production of LFP cathode powders.

“The technology also has applications in catalyst and medical fields”, said Mr Griffin.

“Independent tests have already shown that VSPC cathode powders outperform industry benchmarks – a compelling reason for cell makers to use VSPC material.”

Lithium Australia aspires to 'close the loop' on the energy-metal cycle. Its disruptive technologies are designed to furnish the lithium battery industry with ethical and sustainable supply solutions. Lithium Australia’s technology comprises the SiLeach® and LieNA® lithium extraction processes, along with superior cathode material production courtesy of VSPC Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Lithium Australia) and enhanced recycling techniques for battery materials.


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