Cathodes represent the biggest bottleneck in the battery manufacturing process in terms of time, cost, and carbon footprint. The cathode makes up ~50% of both the cost and carbon intensity of the lithium-ion battery with it requiring ~60 kWh of energy to produce 1 kWh of battery material.
SVX NextGen solution is a single step, closed-loop, and waterless process that enables the use of less processed critical mineral inputs, such as metal oxides/hydroxides and recycled materials. SVX’s proprietary process takes up 1/20th of the footprint and shortens manufacturing time from 12+ hours to just 2 hours. These factors lead to a 60% reduction in cost, 5x plant throughput, 85% less energy used, and saves 200M gallons of water per plant annually.