Cellforce Group, a joint venture between Porsche and Customcells, has partnered with BASF for the development of the cell for its new advanced lithium-ion battery. Production is set to begin in 2024 with an estimated 100MWh initial capacity.
BASF will provide its HED NCM cathode active materials for the production of Cellforce’s high-performance batteries through this partnership. Cellforce is likely to manufacture the Li-On batteries from its Tübingen, Germany facility and output may be enough to power1,000 motorsport and high-performance vehicles per year.
Production waste from the plant will then be recycled at BASF’s plant in Schwarzheide, Germany through a hydrometallurgical process and re-introduced into BASF’s cathode active materials production.
BASF Catalysts group is an expert in the development of sustainable technologies for the production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics, and other products, including advanced battery materials. BASF aims to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050.