The project

This project provides a facility for lithium-ion battery construction in Australia that will include performance testing and benchmarking of lithium-ion battery components used in EVs, defence and mining.

The project will deliver a standard set of operating procedures for battery production, ensuring that they are fit for purpose and that Australian produced battery-grade materials are accepted and competitive in a global market.

The impact

The Electrochemical Testing Centre project provides a vital link to other FBICRC projects providing validation data for cathode, anode, electrolyte and separator performance in cell formats suitable for commercial use and is an important step in the maturation of the Australian battery industry.

It has a strong focus on building Australian talent in the battery industry through targeted training programs with TAFE providers and close collaboration with higher degree students to ultimately produce employees with specialised skills.

“Australia has many of the required ingredients to create a world-leading battery industry, but we need to make sure we have the correct recipe for production. This project will deliver data, a clearly defined battery production process which will give Australia’s battery industry the jumpstart it needs to accelerate growth and compete in the global market".

- Project lead, Maggie Gulbinska


  • Alpha HPA
  • Ardea Resources
  • BASF Corporation
  • BHP
  • Calix Limited
  • ChemX
  • Cobalt Blue Holdings Limited
  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • EcoGraf
  • EV Metals
  • FYI Resources Limited
  • IGO
  • Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia
  • Pure Battery Technology
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Sicona
  • University of Melbourne

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