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BASF to develop recycling for lithium-ion EV batteries

September 16/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- BASF evelops next-generation technology to meet anticipated demand of the e-mobility market, said the company.

BASF will develop the recycling of lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles (EVs).

BASF invests a great amount of research and development into improving the effectiveness and versatility of its cathode active materials and intends to remain a global leader in this space for many years to come.  By 2025, these efforts will help realize a vision of an electric midsize car with twice the real driving range (from 180 miles to 360 miles on a single charge) and battery lifetime, half the battery size and cost, and a charging time reduced to only 15 minutes, according to BASF e-mobility experts.

As the leading chemical supplier to the automotive industry, BASF is the first and currently the sole supplier of cathode active materials to battery producers with manufacturing operations in North America. BASF provides cathode active materials (CAMs) to the battery industry. And those materials are coated on the positive electrode of a batterys cell, said Heiko Urtel, CEO & Business Director for BASF Battery Materials North America. These CAMs are the major contributor toward reducing the cost and increasing the range of a battery, while also improving the lifetime and the charging behavior.

For its part, BASF noted that consumer reluctance toward EV adoption to date is largely driven by three concernsdriving range of the cars, charging times and cost.

Range anxiety reflects consumer concern about the distance electric cars can travel on a single charge. With a small car, you typically reach a range of 150 miles today, and this is not what customers expect. They want to reach 300, 400 miles per fuel load, said Urtel. This is what we as BASF want to tackle in terms of innovationto increase the performance of the battery in the futureby 2025to meet the 300 to 400-mile target per battery charge."

BASF is the leading chemical company. It produces a wide range of chemicals, for example solvents, amines, resins, glues, electronic-grade chemicals, industrial gases, basic petrochemicals and inorganic chemicals. The most important customers for this segment are the pharmaceutical, construction, textile and automotive industries. BASF generated sales of about EUR58 billion in 2016.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, crude oil, BASF.
Category:General News
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