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Battery Materials

BASF is a leading supplier of high-energy density cathode active materials (CAM) for electrified vehicles to battery producers and automotive OEMs around the world.

BASF develops innovative materials and technologies for current and next-generation lithium-ion batteries, as well as future battery systems for customers. Combining research and development activities with acquisitions, BASF has already built up broad product and technology portfolio to make lithium-ion batteries more powerful, reliable and affordable.

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BASF Battery Materials: Shaping the future of electromobility

Lithium-ion batteries: How do they work?

Electromobility

By 2030 there will be around 1.5 billion cars on the road worldwide. This growing need for mobility creates many challenges, but at the same time provides vast opportunities to develop innovative technologies that address them. The continuous development of advanced emission control technologies and the increasing demand for electric-powered cars will help reduce emissions and improve air quality on a global scale.

Electromobility, in combination with renewable energy, is an important contribution towards addressing global mobility needs. Electric vehicles, powered by renewable energy, reduce emissions and noise.

BASF, as the world’s leading chemical supplier to the automotive industry, has the technical expertise, leading products and capacities to develop intelligent solutions over a wide range of applications – enabling a healthier, more sustainable future.

Battery materials complement BASF’s product portfolio for the automotive industry, which comprises advanced combustion engine catalysts, lightweight plastics, insulation systems, coatings, automotive fluids and other product innovations that help address the needs of its customers.

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Why BASF Cathode Active Materials (CAM)?

Cathode active materials are central to the performance, affordability, reliability and sustainability of advanced electric vehicle batteries.

We are the largest chemical supplier to the automotive industry with unparalleled customer access and market knowledge

We offer a broad advanced cathode active materials portfolio for lithium-ion batteries such as Nickel Cobalt Aluminum (NCA) oxide and Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) oxide

We have various strategic partnerships along the value chain to secure the leading competitiveness on sustainable and reliable raw materials supply

We have a strong market presence with production, research and development sites around the world located close to our customers

We aim to contribute to sustainable battery materials value chain and make electromobility a practical reality for everyone

We offer in-depth collaboration with academia on next generation of battery materials development

Product, Technology & Licensing

BASF’s portfolio of application-specific cathode active materials supports lithium-ion battery technology for electric vehicles with high-energy density, reliability and efficiency.

Our HED product family is a high-energy cathode active material for lithium-ion batteries that is well-suited to the evolving requirements of batteries in automotive drivetrains. Its high degree of purity and excellent product characteristics are bolstered by BASF’s proven ability to jointly develop products with customers. Meanwhile, BASF has a worldwide license to produce and market lithium-ion battery materials from Argonne National laboratories (ANL)—the global leader in Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) technology.

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In April 2021, BASF and Umicore had entered into a non-exclusive patent cross-license agreement covering a broad range of cathode active materials (CAM) and their precursors (PCAM), including chemistries such as nickel cobalt manganese (NCM), nickel cobalt aluminum (NCA), nickel cobalt manganese aluminum (NCMA) and lithium rich, high manganese high energy NCM (HE NCM). The agreement covers more than 100 patent families filed in Europe, US, China, Korea and Japan.

Global Footprint

BASF is a strong player in the global battery materials market and operates production plants, pilot plants and R&D application technology centers in all regions.

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Sustainability

Our ambition is to create a sustainable battery materials value chain for electric vehicles.

Electromobility is one of the key solutions to merge the global desire for individual mobility and the need to significantly reduce local emissions, especially in combination with renewable energy. As a global leading supplier of battery materials for lithium-ion batteries, we aim to contribute to sustainable battery materials value chain and make electromobility a practical reality for everyone.

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European Battery Materials Investment (EBMI)

BASF is investing in two state-of-the-art plants in Europe for advanced cathode active materials and precursor materials. These investments will support the European electric vehicle (EV) value chain and further strengthen its global leadership position for battery materials for electric vehicles.

The new plant for precursor of cathode active materials is in Harjavalta, Finland and the new plant for cathode active materials is in Schwarzheide. The two plants will deliver more sustainable, high-performance cathode active materials to our customers in Europe and contribute to build up a sustainable European battery value chain.

Learn more about our investments in Europe.

News and Media

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July 13, 2021 Lithium-ion Battery Recycling, Battery Materials, Precious & Base Metals

Let’s Talk Recycling: What is “Black Mass”?

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June 16, 2021 Battery Materials

Checking in with Dr. Sven-Oliver Jungklaus, Global Marketing Director of BASF Battery Materials

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April 29, 2021 Lithium-ion Battery Recycling, Battery Materials

BASF’s Cathode Active Materials: We reduce the carbon footprint of electric vehicles for a sustainable Europe

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Jul 21, 2021

BASF and Porsche partner to develop high-performing lithium-ion battery for electric vehicles

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BASF Catalysts | Battery Recycling Prototype Plant

Jun 29, 2021

BASF to build new battery recycling prototype plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

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BASF Catalysts | Virtual signing ceremony

May 20, 2021

BASF and Shanshan to form a joint venture serving the largest battery materials market, China

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Datasheets and Brochures

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BASF is a leading cathode active material (CAM) supplier to battery producers for electrified vehicles around the world. Research and development activities combined with acquisitions have delivered a unique technology portfolio for lithium-ion batteries.

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Battery Materials Portfolio of Products

BASF is a leading cathode active material (CAM) supplier to battery producers for electrified vehicles around the world. Research and development activities combined with acquisitions have delivered a unique technology portfolio for lithium-ion batteries. Learn what BASF has to offer in the Battery Material industry.

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June 2021: Latest construction progress for cathode active materials plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

June 2021: Latest construction progress for precursor cathode active materials plant in Harjavalta, Finland

March 2021: Construction progress for BASF's cathode active materials plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

June 2021: Dr. Sven-Oliver Jungklaus, Global Marketing Director, BASF Battery Materials, to discuss how BASF is positioning ourselves to be the leading global supplier of CAM

May 2021: Latest construction progress for Schwarzheide, Germany

March 2021: Construction progress of BASF's battery materials plant in Harjavalta, Finland

April 2021: Dr. Peter Schumacher, President, Catalysts Division speaks at Vienna Motor Symposium

April 2021: Construction progress for BASF's cathode active materials plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

December 2020: Latest Construction Progress for BASF's Cathode Active Materials Plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

November 2020: Check out our 3D Animation for our future battery materials site in Harjavalta, Finland

November 2020: Virtual Groundbreaking Event for Cathode Active Materials Plant in Schwarzheide, Germany (EN)

3D Animation of our new Schwarzheide, Germany plant

November 2020: BASF celebrated Schwarzheide symbolic groundbreaking virtually

July 2020: Casting of the foundation and start of upwards construction for BASF’s battery materials plant in Harjavalta, Finland.

July 2020: BASF Battery Materials: Scaling-up cathode active materials production in Europe

July 2020: Steel construction progress of BASF’s battery materials plant in Harjavalta, Finland.

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