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21 Oct 2021 Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott
Lithium Australia says patent grant for nickel and cobalt-free cathode powders is pivotal moment
04 August 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott
Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT, OTC:LMMFF, FRA:3MW)’s Adrian Griffin speaks to Proactive following the news its subsidiary, VSPC Ltd, has been granted an Australian patent for nickel and cobalt-free cathode powders. It provides the company with 20 years of intellectual property protection in Australia and marks the first step in VSPC’s quest for worldwide patent protection of the IP.
Lithium-ion batteries – back to the future
June 9, 2021 | Adrian Griffin | Australian Resources & Investment
The ground-breaking work of the 2019 joint Nobel Prize winners – Goodenough, Whittingham and Yoshino – paved the way for the first commercial lithium-ion battery (LIB).
Commercial development began with the founding of Sony-Eveready in 1975. In February 1990, Sony unveiled the camcorder, which was released to the public in September of that year, along with mobile phones supported by lithium cobalt oxide (LCO) cells.
Since then, the LIB, which in those days was created largely for recreational applications, has morphed, chemically and physically, into an enabler of energy storage on a mighty scale and the global champion for portable power.
Lithium Australia says its LMFP cathode powder is now ready for commercial testing
13 May 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott
28th January 2020 – Proactive Investors | By Benjamin Starr
The company has an integrated strategy aimed at servicing the lithium battery industry and this includes resources, technology, processing and recycling.
After making great strides in 2019, the company has set a strong foundation for continuing growth and development in the next 12 months.
Full interview: https://youtu.be/1L6ZrXXOgj0
Full interview: Lithium Australia subsidiary VSPC makes cathode material from recycled batteries
9th October 2019 – Proactive Investors | By Karen Tan
Mike Vaisey, Lithium Australia NL‘s head of battery metals, updates Proactive Investors on the latest developments with Lithium Australia subsidiary VSPC Ltd – lithium phosphate from spent lithium-ion batteries has been used to create high-quality cathode materials for re-use in new batteries.
The cathode material produced exceeded VSPC standards for electrochemical performance.
Lithium Australia is now in discussions with industry players in China, and elsewhere, to establish a supply chain for the newly created and tested lithium-ferro-phosphate (LFP) cathode material produced from the recycling process.
Full interview: https://youtu.be/dQ2EZ90iz4A
Lithium Australia ‘will have lithium cathode material ready for testing within 2 weeks’
13 September 2018 – Proactive Investors Australia
Lithium Australia commences production of lithium ion cathodes from VSPC
23 July 2018 – Proactive Investors Australia
Lithium Australia (ASX:LIT) is a processing technology business with one of its major projects in Germany. The company has also been working on a lithium-ion cathode production facility, entitled the Very Small Particle Company, which has just started producing lithium-ion phosphate.
Lithium Australia makes strong progress towards tech commercialisation
23 May 2018 – Finfeed Mining
Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) this morning reported that its subsidiary, the Very Small Particle Company Ltd (VSPC), is making strong progress towards commercialisation of its patented battery cathode materials production technology
Lithium Australia completes VSPC buy
19 April 2018 – 9Finance | Business News
Lithium Australia NL (ASX: LIT) has finalised its acquisition of advanced cathode material production technology, acquiring 99.7% of the equity in Brisbane-based technology company the Very Small Particle Company (VSPC).
Lithium Australia to produce lithium-ion cathode powder
18 April 2018 | Finfeed
Lithium Australia finalising VSPC buy
02 March 2018 – 9Finance | Business News
Lithium Australia NL (ASX: LIT) has received acceptances for 99.7% of the Very Small Particle Company’s (VSPC) issued capital.
This comes 48 hours after LIT lodged formal documents for its takeover of the Brisbane based cathode powder producer, which has spent $30 million developing its production technology.
LIT to acquire battery cathode developer
01 March 2018 – 9Finance | Business News
Lithium Australia NL (ASX: LIT) has advanced its acquisition of Brisbane battery cathode developer, the Very Small Particle Company Ltd (VSPC), with LIT and major VSPC shareholders executing a binding share sale and purchase agreement.
Lithium Australia finalising VSPC acquisition
| by finfeed
Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) informed the market yesterday that it had received acceptances for 99.7% of the Very Small Particle Company’s (VSPC) issued capital.
Lithium Australia confirms VSPC process
02 November 2017 – Newsbites Finance
Lithium Australia has confirmed the Very Small Particle Company process was capable of producing quality lithium iron phosphate cathode material.
Lithium Australia (ASX:LIT) provided an update on Wednesday regarding testing of its Very Small Particle Company (VSPC) Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) cathode material. The material which was produced in 2012 at its pilot facility in Brisbane Australia was recently tested for electrochemical properties by an independent laboratory in Germany (Custom Cells Itzehoe GmbH).
Lithium Australia’s proposed acquisition of a Brisbane-based Lithium-ion battery cathode developer known as the Very Small Particle Company or “VSPC”, has been boosted by news of strong test results from an independent laboratory in Germany.