The company Cellforce Group, joint venture between Porsche and Customcells, has chosen BASF to collaborate exclusively in the development of cells for state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries. The agreement establishes that BASF supplies the active materials of the high-energy NCM HEDTM cathode to share in the production of battery cells with fast recharge and high energy density. High-performance batteries will be then produced by Cellforce Group, with headquarters in Tubingen, in Germany. It is foreseen the factory starts the production in 2024 with initial yearly capacity of 100 MWh, able to power 1,000 vehicles for high-performance motor sports.
«With its in-depth knowledge in the field of active cathode materials, BASF supports us in a key area for the development of battery cells – added Markus Gräf, Managing Director of Cellforce Group. Its active materials of the cathode show high stability and they are excellent, especially for the fast recharge: precisely the characteristics Cellforce was looking for. Moreover, BASF has been committed to adapting its active cathode materials to the requisites of state-of-the-art silicon anodes. Last but not least, also in the manufacturing area we have processed, together with BASF colleagues, a project to collect rejects and to introduce them in the close-circuit recycling, to preserve resources, to protect the environment and to save in costs».