Lithium Australia cathode performance to be tested by Chinese battery makers

Cathode powder produced using VSPC technology vs. aggregate VSPC particles produced in typical size range. Image: Lithium Australia

Lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode powders produced at Lithium Australia subsidiary the Very Small Particle Company (VSPC) will be tested by battery-cell makers in China in the coming fortnight.

VSPC claims that its nano-scale formulations enhance the cathode material’s physical, electrical and mechanical properties compared to other complex metal oxides currently available.

VSPC has completed a number of pilot-plant production runs and in-house testing, which confirmed the high capacity of its LFP material.

A testing by independent Germany laboratory Custom Cells Itzehoe has found that the VSPC batteries have good cycling stability and high discharge capacities. Chinese customers will now confirm its performance.

Lithium Australia managing director Adrian Griffin said, “We are convinced that VSPC’s elegant solution to increasing lithium-ion battery efficiency is the best available for the production of LFP cathode powders.

“The technology also has applications in catalyst and medical fields. Independent tests have already shown that VSPC cathode powders outperform industry benchmarks – a compelling reason for cell makers to use VSPC material.”

The cathode material is manufactured in VSPC’s Brisbane plant, which was officially opened on September 6 by Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane.