Nexeon looks to commercialise silicon anode technology

Battery technology pioneer Nexeon has signed a deal with WACKER Chemie AG to help scale up its silicon anode technology to commercial volumes.

The Oxfordshire based firm believes the technology could one day replace carbon as the anode of Li-ion batteries. This, it claims, would enable the development of rechargeable batteries with considerably higher charge density and a longer operating life. "This is a hugely important strategic step for Nexeon", said the company's chairman Dr Paul Atherton. "With a strong supply side partner in WACKER, and good commercial traction with consumer and automotive customers, we are perfectly placed to ensure widespread adoption of our silicon anode technology in the next generation of high performance Li-ion batteries."