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New lithium battery with niobium and titanium: smaller, more powerful and with ultra-fast charging for cars and machines, attracts the attention of automakers and promises to revolutionize the industry worldwide

Written by Flavia Marinho
Published 18/05/2024 às 07:47
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Toshiba and CBMM create lithium batteries with niobium and titanium twice as small, with high power, ultra-fast charging and longer lifespan, which should be available on the market by the end of next year!

Toshiba and CBMM create lithium batteries with niobium and titanium twice as small, with high power, ultra-fast charging and longer lifespan, which should be available on the market by the end of next year!

Minas Gerais is about to become the epicenter of a global energy revolution, thanks to the visionary partnership between the Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (CBMM) and the Japanese giant Toshiba. O advanced method developed jointly promises to redefine the scenario of electric batteries, standing out for the strategic use of niobium and lithium. This alliance will not only boost the transition to more sustainable energy sources, but will also consolidate the State as a leader in the production of essential materials for the next battery generation.

It is worth remembering that in 2018, CBMM established a strategic partnership with the renowned Toshiba Corporation, aiming to develop lithium batteries with mixed niobium and titanium oxide anodes. The commitment to innovation positions these companies as protagonists in the expansion of the production chain key elements, such as lithium and niobium, strengthening Brazil's role in the global spotlight of the battery industry.

The technology revolution belongs to Brazil!

The magic of technology: Niobium and Lithium in tune generating smaller, more autonomous batteries and fast recharging

CBMM is about to inaugurate, in Araxá, in Alto Paranaíba, a factory destined to the production of revolutionary materials for electric batteries. The partnership between these giants promises to transform not only production capacity, but the entire production chain. lithium. With an initial capacity of 3 tons per year of mixed oxides for batteries, the world's largest niobium producer is poised to lead a revolution in the lithium sector.

Technological innovation, brought by Toshiba, revolutionizes the battery scenario by incorporating mixed oxide anodes niobium and titanium in lithium batteries. This technology promises not only improved efficiency, but also the ability to power a wide range of electric vehicles, from passenger cars to heavy machinery.

Niobium and lithium batteries promise to be the solution for electric vehicles

The collaboration between Toshiba and CBMM resulted in a battery with a volumetric density twice as high as those found in conventional batteries with graphite anodes, providing a notable reduction in weight and space occupied in vehicles.

With smaller batteries, the technology not only provides weight reduction and greater autonomy, but also reduces recharging times, transforming the user experience into something tangible. This unique combination of characteristics positions the niobium batteries and lithium as leaders in the race to power the next generation of electric vehicles.

Minas Gerais: the land blessed with lithium and niobium, with CBMM, Toshiba and Volkswagen at the epicenter of the battery revolution.

Minas Gerais is emerging as an irresistible hub for investments in the lithium chain. Furthermore, the presence of niobium, a rare and strategic gem, adds another element of prominence to the region.

CBMM, looking to the future, through strategic partnerships becomes the epicenter of the battery revolution. Collaboration with the Volkswagen Trucks and Buses stands out, with the application and testing of batteries developed in electric buses. This is a crucial step in the validation and practical application of technologies developed together with Toshiba.

CBMM, already the global leader in niobium, becomes the undisputed leader in the lithium market

With an unprecedented track record of investment in research and development, CBMM, already the global leader in niobium, becomes the undisputed leader in the lithium market. The batteries developed in partnership with Toshiba not only represent a technological leap, but also open the door to exponential market growth.

Abundant in the North of Minas and in the Jequitinhonha Valley, the lithium It is an essential element for the production of long-lasting batteries. As well as the niobium – with 80% of world production concentrated in Minas Gerais – lithium also stands out in the objective of electrification, for its properties.

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Flavia Marinho

Flavia Marinho is a Production Engineer with a postgraduate degree in Electrical and Automation Engineering, with extensive experience in the onshore and offshore shipbuilding industry. In recent years, she has dedicated herself to writing articles for news websites in the areas of industry, oil and gas, energy, shipbuilding, geopolitics, jobs and courses, with more than 7 thousand articles published. Contact us to suggest an agenda, advertise job vacancies or advertise on our portal.

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