Nexeon (www.nexeon.co.uk), is a unique silicon anode technology. Nexeon offers a significant step forward in lithium ion battery performance in a range of applications. the battery materials and licensing company, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with WACKER Chemie AG, and WACKER has taken a strategic stake in Nexeon.
Nexeon is developing silicon materials to replace carbon as the anode of lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries. This will lead to the production of rechargeable batteries with higher charge density, enabling consumers to use devices such as laptops and smart phones for longer before needing to recharge them. Stronger battery performance is also key to the wider adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles.
The partnership with Wacker will involve the two companies working together to scale-up the production of Nexeon’s silicon anode technology to commercial volumes. WACKER has strong research and chemical process capabilities as well as extensive production expertise in speciality materials and will be able to leverage its engineering and manufacturing expertise to accelerate Nexeon’s scale-up plans.