The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) has granted Nano One’s “Coatings for High Durability Lithium-ion Battery Cathodes” project $349,000 in non-dilutive and non-repayable funds. The project is intended to study various coatings and dopants that can reduce or remove instabilities in cathode materials. Nano One intends to focus its resources on cobalt-free High Voltage Spinel (HVS) technologies. Its findings will be applied to other high-nickel materials such as NMC622.
“NRC IRAP has been a strong supporter of Nano One since 2014 and we are honored to embark on our fourth project with them,” said Nano One CEO Dan Blondal. “The work will be directed to improving lithium-ion cathode durability and stability, and it will build on the success of our NRC IRAP High Voltage Spinel project and leverage resulting patent applications.”