The cathode is the positive electrode, where reduction (gain of electrons) occurs. During the charging process in a battery, electrons flow from the cathode to the anode, storing energy that can later be used to power devices.
As 40-55% % of the cell costs constitutes of cathode materials being used. So, selecting the type of cathode material being used is a prime decisive factor for cell manufacturers.
The most common cathode materials used in lithium-ion batteries include lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP), and lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (LiNiMnCoO2 or NMC). These Materials have been used as cathode materials owing to their high capacity for lithium intercalation and compatible chemical and physical properties necessary for lithium-ion transport.
Himadri LFP offers the following advantages to the Lithium Ion Battery industry
Reduced Fires Risk wrt other Cathode Chemistries
Himadri’s LFP offers stable performance at tropical temperatures.
Himadri’s LFP Cathode Material offers much better performance and can deliver constant voltage over a higher number of cycles and less degradation than other prominent cathode chemistries.
Himadri’s LFP uses no Cobalt intake, thus enabling a more sustainable solution than the NMC counterparts.
Due to the non-dependency of volatile and geographically challenging materials as its inputs, Himadri’s LFP offers much better supply security than the other Cathode Chemistries.
Himadri’s LFP uses less lithium than their NMC counterparts and thus, less lithium mines will be depleted over the course of time
LFP Cathode Production will be based on renewable power and thus, reducing dependency on fossil fuel usage to the industry on Production front.
Himadri is also actively developing next-generation cathode materials – LMFP (adding Manganese in LFP) and beyond. Next Gen R&D involving usage of AI to enhance the performance of battery cathode materials is being developed to provide a customised, futuristic, and sustainable cathode materials to the Lithium Ion Battery industry.
Himadri LFP Cathode Materials
Himadri intends to contribute to the LiB industry by offering a sustainable LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) Cathode Material. Unlike other cathode materials, Himadri’s LFP has its atoms arranged in a crystalline structure forming a 3D network of lithium ions compared to the 2D slabs from nickel manganese cobalt, helping better electrical conductivity. We offer LFP for the ESS and the EV industry and an Energy Density which is compatible with the tier 1 LFP producers in the world.