Changing How the World Makes Battery Materials

Nano One® is a technology company with a patented and scalable industrial process for the production of low cost, high performance cathode powders used in lithium-ion batteries. These unique materials are being designed to add value to electric vehicles and grid storage batteries in the global push for a zero-emission future.

Partners

SDTC
SDTC

About our partnership
In May 2019, Nano One announced approved funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).

About SDTC
SDTC supports companies attempting to do extraordinary things. From initial funding to educational support and peer learning to market integration, they invested in helping small and medium-sized businesses grow into successful companies that employ Canadians from coast to coast to coast. They are relentlessly focused on supporting companies to grow and scale in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The innovations they fund help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges: climate change, regeneration through the circular economy, and the well-being of humans in the communities they live in and the natural environment they interact with. Since its inception, SDTC has invested nearly $1.4 billion in more than 450 companies, creating nearly 17,000 jobs. Their companies have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 22.4 megatons annually. For more information, please visit sdtc.ca

Saint Gobain
Saint Gobain

About our partnership In December 2018, Nano One entered a Joint Development Agreement with Saint-Gobain to enhance high temperature processing in order to increase the performance of both company’s materials.

About Saint-Gobain Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. Saint-Gobain had €40.8 billion in sales in 2017, operates in 67 countries and has more than 179,000 employees.

Volkswagen
Volkswagen

The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. Each brand has its own character and operates as an independent entity on the market. The product spectrum ranges from motorcycles to small cars and luxury vehicles. In the commercial vehicle sector, the products include ranges from pick-ups, buses and heavy trucks. The Group operates 120 production plants in 20 European countries and a further 11 countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa. Every weekday, around 642,292 employees worldwide produce nearly 44,170 vehicles, and work in vehicle-related services or other fields of business. The Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in 153 countries. With its “TOGETHER – Strategy 2025” future program, the Volkswagen Group is paving the way for the biggest change process in its history: the realignment of one of the best carmakers to become a globally leading provider of sustainable mobility. For more information, please visit volkswagenag.com.

Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto

About our partnership
In June 2022, Rio Tinto invested $10M USD in Nano One, making them a 4.9% owner. They have an Iron Ore mine just north of Nano One’s Candiac commercialization plant in Quebec. Their experience in the millions of tons of material production will help to accelerate Nano One’s production process.

About Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto is a mining and metals company operating in 35 countries around the world that produces the materials essential to human progress. It aims to help pioneer a more sustainable future, from partnering in the development of technology that can make the aluminium smelting process entirely free of direct GHG emissions, to providing the world with the materials it needs – such as copper and titanium – to build a new low-carbon economy and products like electric vehicles and smartphones.

Rio Tinto has a long history in Canada where it operates significant aluminium, diamond, iron and titanium businesses. Rio Tinto is also building a leading battery materials business, with three lithium projects in development across the United States, Argentina and Serbia.

BASF
BASF

About our partnership
In May 2022, Nano One and BASF enter into a Joint Development Agreement for Lithium-ion Battery Materials . Under the JDA, the companies will co-develop a process with reduced by-products for commercial production of next-generation cathode active materials (CAM), based on BASF’s HEDTM-family of advanced CAM and using Nano One’s patented One-Pot process and metal direct to CAM (M2CAM®) technologies.

 

About BASF
BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. They combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of their customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Their portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €78.6 billion in 2021. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. For more information, please visit basf.com

 

CBMM
CBMM

About our partnership
In May 2021, Nano One entered into a co-development agreement with CBMM. Under this agreement, we have co-developed single crystal niobium coated battery cathode materials.

About CBMM
World leader in the production and commercialization of Niobium products, CBMM has customers in over 40 countries. With headquarters in Brazil and offices and subsidiaries in China, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States, the company supplies products and technology to the infrastructure, mobility, aerospace and energy sectors. CBMM was founded in 1955 in Araxá, Minas Gerais, and relies on a strong technology program to increase Niobium applications, growing and diversifying this market.

Euro Manganese Inc.
Euro Manganese Inc.

About our partnership
In October 2021, Nano One entered into a co-development agreement with Euro Manganese. Together, we’re developing economically viable and environmentally sustainable applications of high-purity manganese, expected to be produced by Euro Manganese.

About Euro Manganese 
Euro Manganese Inc. is a battery materials company whose principal focus is advancing the development of the Chvaletice Manganese Project, which holds 100% interest. The proposed Project entails re-processing a significant manganese deposit hosted in mine tailings from a decommissioned mine, strategically located in the Czech Republic. The Company’s goal is to become a leading, competitive and environmentally superior primary producer of ultra-high-purity Manganese Products in the heart of Europe, serving the lithium-ion battery industry, as well as other high-technology applications. 

ISED - SIF
ISED - SIF

The Strategic Innovation Fund’s (SIF) objective is to spur innovation for a better Canada by providing funding for large projects. It is a program of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). Nano One has received funding through the Automotive Supplier’s Innovation Program (ASIP) which has been consolidated into the SIF.

NRC-IRAP
NRC-IRAP

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) provides advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity and take ideas to market.

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