by Juan Carlos Zuleta- In this piece, I am pleased to interview Dan Blondal, CEO of Nano One Materials Corp. (OTCPK:NNOMF) to talk about this company’s technologies, as well as their future plans of commercialization. I’m extremely grateful to John Lando, President of that company, for making this interview possible.
What makes this interview much different from others is that for the first time, the CEO of one of the most prestigious companies dedicated to developing new lithium cathode materials in North America, explains why Nano One’s novel lithium cathode materials can be of great value to lithium production by brine producers; the intrinsic limitations of new extraction methods to produce lithium hydroxide (LiOH) directly from brine; how their technology can be adapted to both advanced Li-ion battery technologies as well as all-solid-state lithium batteries and other ion batteries; and why he feels that lithium-sulfur and lithium-air are too far ahead into the future to be worried about in the present time.
He then suggests that lithium iron phosphate and cobalt-free battery technologies might be the way forward in the years to come particularly for stationary energy storage applications. The interview is organized into five questions; two of them pertaining to the current state of affairs and the rest, related to the future, complemented with a number of additional enquiries on a 49-minute interview by Skype. In what follows, I share with my readers the complete transcript of the interview with Dan Blondal, CEO of one of the most innovative companies in the lithium energy space nowadays.