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Li-Metal proposes a superior approach to producing advanced EV battery materials.

Canadian battery materials company Li-Metal claims to have developed a process for producing lithium metal from lithium carbonate without the need for an intermediary step that generates toxic and corrosive lithium chloride. As demand for electric vehicles (EVs) grows, the industry is working to develop more energy-dense chemistries. Lithium metal helps cells achieve greater energy density and slows the decline in energy capacity. Li-Metal’s new technology could help meet this demand by reducing the number of steps involved in refining lithium, making the supply chain simpler and more flexible. The company has produced thousands of meters of lithium metal anode material and is in talks with 27 automakers and battery developers, with 13 next-generation battery developers sampling materials. However, the technology is in the pilot phase and cost savings are not likely to be significant. Before the technology can be successful, Li-Metal must overcome scale and cost hurdles, according to Richard Laine, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan.

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