A leading consulting firm completed a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of our manufacturing process and found up to a 40% mitigation of carbon emissions through our process. Our DirectPlate™ process uses:
- Lower pure battery precursors, which require fewer energy-intensive refinement steps
- Less energy to produce electrodes in a single step than the conventional multi-step process
The conventional battery process requires additional energy-intensive steps to refine raw battery precursors into the 99.9% pure battery materials necessary for slurry-casting. The conventional chemical refinement process requires heating battery materials to temperatures above above 800˚C.
The LCA identified additional opportunities in Xerion’s manufacturing process that can further mitigate carbon emissions. Our goal is to continue reducing carbon emissions with the use of other battery materials including cobalt, nickel, and manganese. The LCA is available upon request.