Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX:ATC) subsidiary Altech Industries Germany GmbH (AIG) has completed the preliminary design of a pilot plant, to be built in Germany, demonstrating its proprietary alumina coating technology for materials of battery.
The pilot plant is designed to produce up to 120 kilograms of coated anode material per day, totaling approximately 36,680 kilograms of anode grade coated battery material per year.
Going forward, AIG is in the final stages of selecting the engineering contractor, with the chosen company responsible for the detailed engineering design, procurement and installation of the equipment.
Pilot plant design.
The plant design is intended to be installed in the Dock3 facility adjacent to AIG’s designated site in the Schwarze Pumpe Industrial Park.
AIG has secured approximately 300 square meters of floor space in Dock3 where the pilot plant will be located.
In addition, an on-site analytical laboratory is planned, allowing rapid assessment of the purity of the pilot plant products and monitoring of the physical parameters, which will allow rapid modification, if necessary, of changes in the parameters of processing and operational setpoints.
In particular, the pilot plant should provide optimized inputs for the design of the 10,000 tons per year commercial plant and produce customer samples for testing and qualification.
AIG is in the final stages of selecting the engineering contractor, with the chosen company responsible for the detailed engineering design, procurement and installation of the equipment.
At its research and development laboratory in Perth, Altech has successfully applied its alumina coating technology to silicon and graphite particles, typical of those used in the anode of lithium-ion batteries, such as in the emerging industry. electric vehicles.
Altech’s potentially breakthrough technology has demonstrated that silicon particles can be modified to solve capacity loss caused by swelling and first-cycle loss capacity.
Additionally, Phase 2 of Altech’s planned R&D program will see the company strive to improve upon the 30% energy increase achieved in the first phase.