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Climate 21: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Lithium-ion Batteries

The Climate 21 podcast is a weekly podcast that showcases best practices and thought leadership in greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Host Tom Raftery interviews climate change experts, executives from companies rolling out the best climate initiatives, and other stakeholders in the space to educate and inspire everyone to action.

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Nanoramic® Laboratories Collaborating with BASF to Develop Novel Cathode Systems for Lithium-ion Batteries

BOSTON, United States – Nanoramic® Laboratories (“Nanoramic”) today announced an agreement with BASF Corporation (“BASF”) to jointly develop novel cathode systems for high-performance and low-cost lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, based on Nanoramic’s Neocarbonix® at the Core electrode technology and BASF’s cobalt free high-manganese NCM cathode active material (HED™ NCM 307). 

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The $25,000 Electric Vehicle: How OEMs Achieve Mass Market Success in the EU and USA

  • OEMs including Tesla have stated the need and plans for a $25,000 battery electric vehicle (BEV).
  • A $25K BEV will need to match internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts in features and performance while maintaining thin margins that rely on volume sales.
  • Cell/pack cost reduction is the path forward with chemistry-agnostic manufacturing technologies.

The late Fiat Chrysler Automobile CEO Sergio Marchionne was one of the boldest business leaders of his generation and had a reputation for an outspoken and often blunt approach. This was especially true when he shared his thoughts on the Fiat 500e, a BEV version of the popular Fiat 500. “I hope you don’t buy it because every time I sell one it costs me $14,000,” he said to an audience at the Brookings Institution in 2014 about the 500e. “I’m honest enough to tell you that.”

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Battery Power: Dr. John Cooley on the Technology Replacing Fossil Fuels

In this episode of the Technically Human podcast, our founder and Chief of Products and Innovation, John Cooley, and podcast host, Deb Donig, talk about the relationship between ethical innovation and financial success, the state of the auto industry's transition to battery power, the controversial ethics of battery technology, and the growth of the climate tech industry and environmental consciousness.

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The Founder Pack: A Conversation with John Cooley

The Founder Pack is diverse community of nearly 100 cyber and tech startup founders and solopreneurs that help each other grow our businesses by networking, sharing strategies, tactics and resources in a safe and private place.

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Electrode Manufacturing: Comparative Analysis of Wet & Dry Production Technologies

  • Significant $/kWh cost reduction from material technology is becoming more difficult as we approach theoretical gravimetric density limits and cost floors of raw materials.
  • Cost reduction technology will be led by electrode manufacturing which can account for about half of total manufacturing costs.
  • The wet (solvent + drying) and dry (less/no solvent, less/no drying) electrode manufacturing technology segments will be compared for potential benefits and limitations in mass market applications.


Sony introduced the first rechargeable commercial lithium-ion battery in 1991 at a price exceeding $3,000/kWh. Since then, price per kilowatt-hour ($/kWh) has decreased an estimated 97%, largely due to material improvements in both performance and cost. What has changed little in over three decades is how lithium-ion batteries are manufactured. Because material cost constituted such a large portion of total production costs technology improvements focused on materials rather than manufacturing technology.

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A Tale of Two Chemistries: Technologies & Strategies That Will Enable Cell Manufacturers To Win In Both NCx & non-NCx Markets

  • By 2030, up to 84% of BEV sales may have non-NCx (eg. LFP) cells, a change from near 0% in EU and North American markets today. This shift is driven by the inherent advantages of LFP over NCx chemistries in terms of cost, safety, reliability, and ESG.
  • The volumetric and gravimetric density for cost tradeoff has reached a point where the same envelope for cells can be used for different BEV segments. Announcements of unified BEV platforms having different chemistry options by Tesla, VW, and Stellantis for high-volume BEVs will create significant Non-NCx markets.
  • This will incentivize cell manufacturers to offer both NCx and non-NCx products where they have traditionally preferred only one.


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Nanoramic® Laboratories Receives $3.6M USABC Contract Award for Low-Cost/Fast-Charge EV Battery Technology Development

Boston, MA, March 8, 2022 – Nanoramic® Laboratories today announced it received a competitively bid, $3.6M contract award from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for low-cost/fast-charge (LCFC) lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology development. The contract includes a 50 percent cost-share by Nanoramic.

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