Choose your language

This section is available in the following languages: English | 简体中文

Licensing Agreements

BASF is the only licensee of ANL’s prominent NCM cathode active materials patents with the ability to grant sub-licenses. We are pursuing a sub-licensing strategy to other industry players so that NCM customers can be able to continue their business with the full respect to intellectual property and technology innovation, and end-users can benefit from this innovation. Customers may continue to use existing product platforms unimpeded through the supply from licensed suppliers

If you are interested in licensing our proprietary technology, please contact:

Michael A. Fetcenko
Director, Global Licensing, BASF Battery Materials
+1 (248) 293-7002
michael.fetcenko@basf.com

Original ANL NCM Licensees:

  • General Motors
  • LG Chem
  • Toda Kogyo
  • BASF

Sub-licensees:

  • Umicore
  • Hunan Reshine
  • Pulead
  • L&F

Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery

As the inventor of the Nickel Metal-Hydride (NiMH) battery, we created a leading patent portfolio and continue to develop state-of-the-art technology.  BASF, through its Ovonic battery materials affiliate, has established licensing agreements and other strategic alliances with major companies around the world. The following is a partial list of the companies licensed under our enabling proprietary NiMH battery technology and lithium-ion cathode materials and manufacturing process agreements.

Licensees:

  • ARTS Energy 
  • Canon
  • Cobasys
  • Daido Steel
  • Energizer 
  • FDK Corporation
  • Furukawa
  • G4 Synergetics
  • Gold Peak Batteries
  • GS-Yuasa
  • Guangzhou Great Power Energy & Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Harding Energy
  • Henan Huan Yu Group Co. Ltd.
  • Hitachi Maxell
  • Hyundai
  • J&Y Technologies
  • KAN BATTERY
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries
  • Lexel
  • McNair
  • Nan Ya Plastic
  • Panasonic – PEVE
  • Rare Earth Ovonic 
  • Saft
  • Samsung
  • Sanoh
  • Sanyo Electric Co.
  • Shenzhen EPT Battery Co., Ltd.
  • Shenzhen GREPOW Battery Co., Ltd.
  • Shenzhen High Power Tech Co.
  • Sovlux Battery
  • TMK
  • Toshiba Battery
  • TWD Battery
  • Union Suppo Battery Company
  • USABC
  • Varta Microbattery
  • Walsin
  • Yi Yang Corun Battery Co. Ltd

BASF licensees, through its Ovonic battery materials affiliate, receive a certificate of good standing which distinguishes them as an authorized manufacturer of NiMH.

Precursors for cathode materials

The patents available for license include Ni containing mixed metal hydroxide, which can also be the cathode active material for NiMH batteries.

Licensees: 

  • Freeport Cobalt