for lithium-ion batteries.

High-quality cathode materials

sustainable processes.

Safe and environmentally

High-performance battery materials for efficient energy storage and use

An Australian-based company, VSPC has spent nearly 20 years and $35 million researching, developing and patenting processes for the cost-effective manufacture of high-purity, nano-scale materials for the lithium-ion battery market.

Our core technology enables efficient production of high-performance cathode materials, with a focus on sustainability.

VSPC is a subsidiary of ASX-listed Lithium Australia NL (ASX: LIT).


At its electro-chemistry laboratory and pilot production facility in Brisbane, Queensland, VSPC designs, creates and supplies high-purity, high-performance, nano-scale complex metal oxides and cathode materials – from initial research through to pilot-plant (current) and (ultimately) large-scale manufacture.

Typically, products prepared from VSPC’s nano-scale formulations display enhanced physical, electrical and mechanical properties compared to other complex metal oxides currently available.

Worldwide, demand for complex metal oxides is burgeoning, mainly for use:

  • in batteries, computer chips and electronic displays;
  • as catalysts for auto emission control and the chemical industry, and
  • as components of solar photovoltaic cells and fuel-cell electrodes,

as well as in other, diverse applications.

Better cathode materials are a key component of improved lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology, and VSPC has a particular focus on producing advanced cathode powders with technical properties tailored to specific applications.

VSPC aims to improve current Li-ion production processes, thereby ensuring better, safer, cheaper and more environmentally friendly energy storage.

VSPC welcomes suggestions for collaborative projects and partnerships with potential customers and end-users from around the globe.

Australia’s Adrian Griffin highlights battery collection deal with Bunnings
21 Oct 2021 Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LITOTC:LMMFF)’s Adrian Griffin discusses a battery collection and supply contract that subsidiary Envirostream Australia Pty Ltd has agreed with Bunnings. It follows news Envirostream was issued an important planning permit for its battery recycling facility in Campbellfield, Victoria. Griffin also discusses a ‘breakthrough’ announced by subsidiary VSPC in anode materials.

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.

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22 July 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia says its LMFP cathode powder is now ready for commercial testing
13 May 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia’s Adrian Griffin discusses patent for its cathode material manufacturing process
10 March 2021 – Proactive Investors | By Andrew Scott

Lithium Australia NL’s (ASX:LIT) (OTCMKTS:LMMFF) (FRA:3MW) Adrian Griffin caught up with Proactive’s Andrew Scott following the news its wholly-owned subsidiary VSPC Ltd has received notice of acceptance for the patent application for its proprietary cathode material manufacturing process from IP Australia. Griffin says acceptance of the patent application is a great step forward for the company.