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Tesla Maxwell Battery: Kyocera/24M Venture Might Provide Hints

•, By: George Bower

On Wednesday June 27, 2019 we published an article (ref) on a Kyocera/24M manufacturing process. That process sounded very similar to the Maxwell/Tesla manufacturing process using a solvent-free electrode manufacturing process and thick electrodes:

From the Kyocera/24M article:

The use of thick electrodes significantly reduces inactive materials content – copper, aluminum and separator – yielding substantial cost savings.

Moreover, using electrolyte as the processing solvent results in the elimination of numerous capital- and energy-intensive steps like drying, solvent recovery, calendaring and electrolyte filling. The elimination of these steps, and the reduction in plant footprint associated with the steps, yields a capital reduction of up to 50%.