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BASF Battery Materials in North America: Looking ahead for solutions and collaborations

Within BASF, the battery materials business is one that has significant growth expectations. We are taking an active role in developing the rapidly growing e-mobility CAM market in North America, and beyond.

Vuk Milojkovic

Director of Battery Materials North America, and CEO of BASF Toda America LLC

In a recent interview with Vuk Milojkovic, CEO of BASF Toda America LLC (BTA) and lead for the North American Battery Materials business, Vuk provides further insight on the future of eMobility and BASF’s contribution to the battery materials value chain.

Electromobility has become alarmingly more popular over the recent years as drivers become more conscious of their ability to reduce emissions and contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable future. OEMs, particularly those based in the U.S., are announcing aggressive targets to increase production of electric and hybrid vehicles. Making this shift from those that heavily rely on internal combustion engines means that the market has to build an ecosystem to support and enable this change – and that is where we come in.

BASF, the enabler for eMobility growth, can help to achieve better overall performance and meet cost objectives for electric vehicles that will appeal to the end consumer. Our cathode active materials (CAM) help to support lithium-ion battery technology for electrified vehicles with high energy density (HED), safety and efficiency. Our HED product family, consisting of Nickel Cobalt Manganese Oxide (NCM) and Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide (NCA), are cathode active materials for lithium-ion batteries that are well-suited to the evolving requirements of batteries in automotive drivetrains. With significant global R&D capabilities and resources, we are continuously improving both products and production processes to contribute to a more sustainable value chain.

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Not only are we continuously investing in our growth strategy for battery materials overall, but focusing on collaborations and expansions in North America allows us to properly position ourselves and our customers for success. We formed BASF Toda America LLC back in 2018 with a focus on producing and marketing high energy NCM and NCA cathode active materials for e-mobility applications. With current R&D and manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Michigan that are already operating, BASF delivers leading expertise in the manufacturing of CAM. This expansion of its North American footprint allows us to better collaborate and offer a strategic supply position and produce innovative cathode materials to meet the needs of key customers. In addition, BASF offers the global research & development resources with a combined portfolio of technologies that support the requirements of our customers and take an active role in developing the rapidly growing e-mobility CAM market in North America, and beyond.


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