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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:

ANL NCM (material) Licensees:

  • Toda Kogyo
  • BASF

ANL NCM (user) Licensees:

  • General Motors
  • LG Chem

ANL NCM (material) Sub-Licensees:

  • Umicore
  • Pulead
  • Hunan Changyuan Lico Co., Ltd
  • Hunan Reshine
  • L&F
  • Ningbo Ronbay
  • Brunp Recycling
  • Ecopro
  • LG Chem
  • XTC New Energy Materials (Xiamen) Ltd.
  • POSCO ES Materials
  • Beijing Easpring Material Technology
  • Guizhou Zhenhua E-Chem
  • GEM Co., LTD.

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 affiliate Ovonic Battery Company, Inc., 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
  • 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 affiliate Ovonic Battery Company, Inc., 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