Integrals Power is developing a range of high-performance cathode active materials for batteries that it says will enable EVs to travel further and last longer.

The Milton Keynes-based company’s Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LFP) and Lithium-Iron Manganese Phosphate cathode active materials (patents-pending) differ from existing chemistries in that they are developed at a molecular level using pure materials rather than starting from bulk precursors – which often contain impurities that impair the efficiency of the battery cell, and recycling at end-of-life.

They are also then manufactured using a process that can be readily scaled up to mass production.

The result is a cathode that, for a given size, enables the cell to store up to 30% more energy, release it more quickly, and undergo more charging cycles with less reduction in capacity, delivering battery packs that are smaller, lighter, and more durable.

Because fewer cells are needed, overall costs are reduced, and CO2 emissions from the complete battery supply chain can be cut by nearly 20%, making production more sustainable.

Behnam Hormozi, Integrals Power Founder and CEO, said, “The cathode is the most critical part of the cell because it determines the battery’s overall performance, cost, and durability.

“That’s why our breakthroughs in cathode active material will enable EVs to achieve longer range, faster charging, and higher performance from smaller, lighter battery packs.

“We also source our raw materials from Europe and the US, so we can help cell suppliers and vehicle manufacturers to develop a more robust, transparent supply chain that mitigates geopolitical issues such as import tariffs and mining of critical elements such as cobalt.”


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