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Battery Materials

BASF plans to become a leading supplier of functional materials for high-performance batteries. Research and development activities combined with acquisitions have delivered a unique technology portfolio for lithium-ion batteries, as well as licensing nickel metal hydride technology. As part of its long-term battery materials strategy, BASF will continue to work with partners in industry and science to develop innovative materials and technologies for current and next generation lithium-ion batteries as well as for future battery systems.

The demand for lithium-ion batteries in applications is growing steadily slightly above gross domestic product (GDP) levels. New applications such as electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and hybrid cars will spur demand even further in the next years. Cathode materials are central to performance, cost and safety.

Advanced cathode materials offer higher energy density, better safety and improved efficiency which translates into increased battery lifetime. 

BASF’s broad battery materials portfolio includes advanced cathode active materials for lithium-ion batteries such as Nickel Cobalt Aluminum (NCA) oxides and Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) oxides, which play a key role in determining battery performance, energy density, service life and safety, as well as licensing of nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery technology. Our global research set-up and global battery materials business enable us to provide a broad expertise to our customers in the development of new battery materials.

Literature Library

Literature Library

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Lithium-ion Batteries

Take a look at the functionality of lithium-ion batteries. BASF offers a portfolio of application specific cathode materials to support high energy density, safety, and improved efficiency for lithium-ion batteries.

What makes us unique?

BASF is developing and producing a portfolio of application-specific cathode materials:

  • Comprehensive portfolio of high energy cathode materials such as NCM and NCA with different compositions and morphologies as well as high purity
  • Licensed worldwide to produce and market lithium-ion battery materials by Argonne National Laboratories – the leader in NCM (Nickel Cobalt Manganese) technology
  • Local technical support
  • Global production network
  • Global research network including pilot manufacturing capabilities
  • Financial strength and commitment to the lithium-ion battery market
E-mobility

E-mobility

BASF is committed to serving the lithium-ion battery industry with materials, innovations and technologies that can bring battery performance of end applications such as full electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles to the next level.

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Cathode Materials

Cathode Materials

BASF is worldwide licensed to produce and market LiB (Lithium-ion Battery) materials by Argonne National Laboratories – the global leader in NCM (Nickel Cobalt Manganese) technology.

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Next Generation Battery Systems

Next Generation Battery Systems

In addition to optimizing existing cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, BASF is also researching next generation battery concepts and supplements its in-house capabilities by collaborating with leading scientists, start-ups and universities around the globe.

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Licensing Agreements

Licensing Agreements

BASF is the only licensee of ANL’s prominent NCM cathode materials patents with the ability to grant sub-licenses.

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