Charged EVs | Alkegen launches commercial production of new silicon battery anode material
Specialty materials developer Alkegen has begun commercial production of SiFAB, its new silicon fiber anode material, at its manufacturing facility in New Carlisle, Indiana. Large-scale production of the product, says Alkegen CEO John Dandolph, is intended “to meet growing demand from customers across a wide range of industries, including EVs, renewable energy storage and consumer electronics.”
According to Alkegen, SiFAB’s engineered structure of micron-sized silicon fiber allows for higher energy density than graphite, and provides a “drop-in solution for existing electrode formulations and mixing equipment.”
The company says that comprehensive testing of the material confirms its high-rate and high-temperature performance, which makes it ideal for fast-charging and high-power applications.