GKN Hoeganaes highlights use of iron powder in LFP batteries for electric vehicles and renewables

November 15, 2023

November 15, 2023

GKN Hoeganaes has research capabilities to support new process and product development at its Powder Innovation Centre in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, USA (Courtesy GKN Hoeganaes)
GKN Hoeganaes has research capabilities to support new process and product development at its Powder Innovation Centre in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, USA (Courtesy GKN Hoeganaes)

GKN Hoeganaes has highlighted the use of iron powders in the development and production of next-generation lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries. Promoting the technology on the company’s website, GKN Hoeganaes reports that these batteries show great potential for use in the electric vehicle and renewable energy sectors.

Lithium ion batteries – particularly those incorporating LFP (lithium iron phosphate) as the cathode material – demonstrate exceptional potential for electric vehicles and renewable energy storage applications, GKN Hoeganaes explains. Iron powder is a crucial material in these applications and offers significant environmental benefits, with GKN Hoeganaes using 100% recycled domestic scrap in the production of its iron powder.

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Further benefits of LFP over alternative chemistries include lower cost, increased cycle life, improved safety, less risk of thermal runaway, and a more stable supply chain. With a move to cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions, the integration of LFP batteries is one option that will help deliver a more electrified and environmentally responsible future.

More information on the materials for battery applications is available here.


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