Group14 Technologies has partnered with Inobat Auto, a Slovakian electric vehicle battery supplier to deliver lithium-silicon batteries to automakers.
Marian Boeck, InoBat’s chief executive officer stated that the partnership would allow the company to implement advanced solutions across the battery value chain for numerous markets. Rick Luebbe, chief executive officer of Group14, added that both companies will move forward with balancing and surpassing cost-effectiveness with better performance and reduced global emissions.
Group14 is the largest manufacturer of lithium-silicon battery materials and has an annual production capacity of 109mt of anodes made through a technology called SCC55 at its Woodinville plant in Washington. The majority of this capacity is reserved for consumer electronics, though EV-sized materials to automotive consumers are also included.
InoBat produces EV batteries for automobiles, commercial, and aviation that can be customized into various designs.
This partnership follows a JV agreement between Group14 and SK materials to construct a South Korean factory for dual sourcing of the company’s lithium-silicon technology.