FBICRC welcomes Koppers as key research participant

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The Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) is pleased to welcome Koppers Carbon Materials and Chemicals Pty Ltd to its community of 68 industry, government and research participants.

Koppers Holdings Inc. is an integrated global provider of wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds, that has committed to furthering research into advancements in battery performance.

Koppers has patents pending relating to advanced carbon products that will be used in the electric vehicle (EV) and lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery markets.  The products arising from these patent applications raise the potential to enhance the electrochemical performance and extend the life of the battery.

The FBICRC’s Chief Executive Officer Stedman Ellis said the Koppers team were a welcome addition to the FBICRC community of participants and research programs.

“The Koppers team are investing in three key projects already underway in future electrolyte systems, super anode materials and electro-chemical testing of batteries. As demand for battery technologies is predicted to grow 9-10 fold over the next ten years, projects such as these will make an important contribution to further improving battery performance and reliability,” Stedman said.

Our portfolio of 15 research projects span the battery value chain and bring together 68 industry participants, the federal government, four state governments in WA, QLD, SA and NT and eight universities with a combined value in excess of $120 million over six years.

To read the full media release by Koppers click here.


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