Multiple Battery Companies Evaluates Elcora’s Anode Material
Halifax, Nova Scotia–(Newsfile Corp. – June 6, 2017) – ELCORA ADVANCED MATERIALS CORP. (TSXV: ERA) (FSE: ELM) (OTCQB: ECORF ) (the “Company” or “Elcora”), is pleased to announce that the Company is working closely with several Lithium-ion battery manufacturers. Elcora has provided multiple kilograms of its purified, spheronized graphite anode powder to prospective customers. The graphite powder will be tested in full Li-ion batteries to evaluate the performance of Elcora’s material. Cells are undergoing a variety of tests to potentially measure: i) capacity, ii) rate/power capability, iii) cycle life, iv) coulombic efficiency, v) voltage slip and vi) voltage stability.
All battery manufacturers have a unique process for making Li-ion cells. They use similar, but sufficiently different, methodologies.
For example, each manufacturer will have a distinctive way to perform the slurry mixing, coating, calendaring, cell build and type of cell format. Manufacturers also use comparable, but different, raw materials. For example, they will use graphite anode powder, cathode powder, electrolyte formulation(s), binder, conductivity promoters and electrode foil. Furthermore, a single manufacturer may produce several different cells for various applications (e.g. high energy density, high power, high cycle life). Hence, the best way for manufacturers to test the appropriateness of a material is to allow them to use the material in their unique, highly-evolved, process.
“Given these unique and highly-evolved processes, Elcora’s advantage is having the in-house technical ability with the soon to be completed battery lab and the addition of Dr. Shane Beattie to the Elcora team to oversee and perform these tests.” states Troy Grant, CEO of Elcora.
To this end Elcora has engaged with multiple battery manufacturers to evaluate its El-I-C6 anode graphite powder. Once testing is completed the battery manufacturers have agreed to share testing data and provide feedback. This data will further expand Elcora’s database on the commercial performance of its anode powder, and will provide valuable customer intel.
To date Elcora has generated quality data from 18650 cells using both Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) and Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LFP) cathodes. The data shows that Elcora’s graphite anode power is suitable in both high power and high energy density applications.
About Elcora Advanced Materials
Elcora was founded in 2011 and has been structured to become a vertically integrated graphite & graphene company that mines, processes, refines, and produces both graphite & graphene and end user graphite & graphene applications. As part of the vertical integration strategy, Elcora has secured high-grade graphite and graphene precursor graphite from its interest in the operation of the Ragedara mine in Sri Lanka which is already in production. Elcora has developed a unique low cost-effective process to make high quality graphite, graphite products and graphene that are commercially scalable. This combination means that Elcora has the tools and resources for graphite and graphene vertical integration.
For further information please visit the company’s website at https://www.elcoracorp.com
For further information please contact: Troy Grant, Director, President & CEO, Elcora Advanced Materials Corp., T: +1 902 802-8847 F: +1 902 446-2001.
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