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May 03, 2021


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Manganese, nickel, silicon – main focus of battery research


A new whitepaper by Roskill that examines the potential of patent analysis to understand the lithium-ion battery technological landscape found the market trend is decidedly leaning towards nickel, cobalt, manganese and aluminum in terms of material utilization.

Next to these metals is also silicon which, according to Roskill, is gaining share in commercial products and could be considered a technology of ‘today’, rather than ‘tomorrow.’ 

Manganese, however, is becoming the star of the show, slightly overtaking nickel. The whitepaper points out that this is the result of recent announcements from Tesla and Volkswagen in their battery-related presentations about their interest in Mn-rich chemistries.

Read the entire story from The Northern Miner HERE.