The Cathode Precursor Production Pilot Project (CPPPP) in Western Australia will produce the current generation of cathode chemistries use in electric vehicles from locally sourced materials for the first time in WA.
The project aims to deliver a stable, reliable and robust microgrid system using a solar array, battery storage and backup diesel generation and is being undertaken in the north-west of Western Australia in Karratha at Cherratta Lodge, a FIFO accommodation facility.
The Process Legacy project aims to find new ways of utilising mining ‘waste’ by turning residue resources into useful products.
The beneficiation and chemical processing of lithium mineralsproject aims to maximise production of Australia’s lithium resource through improved processing.
Sustainable and ethical sourcing of materials is a vital part of the battery supply chain ecosystem, for EV manufacturers as well as consumers. The Trusted Supply Chain project is developing tools and platforms to connect customers to the sources of battery minerals and provide provenance and traceability.
The Super Anode project is working to produce fast charging, high powered anodes (a key components of batteries), whilst refining the manufacturing process and making recycling practices as sustainable as possible.
The Recycle, Repurpose and Re-use project aims to identify regulatory issues and barriers to large-scale recovery of end-of-life batteries.
Nickel and cobalt are essential minerals needed to make lithium batteries used in electric vehicles. This project uses new technology that will allow miners to extract nickel
The National Battery Testing Centre (NBTC) is the first facility of its kind in Australia. It allows local battery system manufacturers to certify their products to Australian and international standards.
The Mine Operational Vehicle Electrification (MOVE) Project will use technology to help Australia’s mining industry make informed decisions about the adoption of safer, greener and more efficient battery-supported electric vehicles (BEVs).
The Future electrolyte systems project aims to enhance Australia’s development of ‘soft’ battery components which are electrode binders, separators and the electrolytes.
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 Certification and Life Cycle Analysis for Australian battery materials project is one of the first of its kind which aims to measure and improve the environmental impacts of mining Australian battery materials.
The ‘Accelerating battery industry hub development in Australia’ report highlighted the critical role of hubs in boosting investment and economic activity in Australia’s growing battery industry.
This project will help our largest miners de-risk the transformation of their mine sites to cleaner technologies.