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Mitra Chem has achieved a significant milestone in synthesizing multi-ton lithium iron phosphate samples, positioning itself as a key player in the North American cathode active material market.


February 14, 2024

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Mitra Chem successfully synthesized multi-ton Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) samplesCredit: Mitra Chem

Mitra Future Technologies, Inc. ("Mitra Chem"), an innovator in IRA-compliant production of lithium-ion battery materials, announced they have successfully synthesized multi-ton Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) samples that meet industry-leading electric vehicle (EV) specifications.

LFP, known for its safety, long cycle life, and environmental friendliness, is poised to disrupt the battery landscape by increasingly becoming the cathode chemistry of choice in the fastest-growing electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage segments (ESS). With these larger batches of production samples, Mitra Chem looks to launch into the North American market with IRA-compliant products.

Battery market's critical juncture

This announcement comes at a critical juncture for the domestic battery market. LFP-based chemistries were over two-thirds of the Chinese battery production in 2023, and are quickly growing in adoption in Western markets. With the US Department of Energy proposing rules regarding Foreign Entities of Concern (FEOCs), incentives for sourcing battery components from China are restricted, underscoring the importance of FEOC-free technology that still achieves market leading spec performance.

"We are prioritizing rapid scale-up of LFP based on strong customer feedback," said Mitra Chem CEO Vivas Kumar. "Our multi-ton-scale LFP production and subsequent customer sampling is a stepping stone to our own manufacturing build, and positions us as a frontrunner in the North American cathode active material market."

Scaling at speed

Mitra Chem's unique approach, leveraging in-house talent and process knowledge, has enabled the rapid transition from lab-scale to industrial-scale production, marking a crucial stepping stone in their production mission. With the company's rented manufacturing line and strategic market positioning, Mitra Chem is primed to meet the growing demand for high-quality, domestically sourced battery materials.

Their multi-ton-scale sample enables large-scale cell builds for customers, and the collection of long-term cycling qualification data. With growing momentum in LFP production and progress toward their acceleration thesis for further up-scaling, Mitra Chem is positioned as a North American market leader, driving forward the electrification revolution and shaping the future of sustainable energy.

Mitra Chem is building the first US Inflation Reduction Act-compliant lithium-ion battery materials product company that shortens the lab-to-production timeline by over 90%.

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