Is 811 battery chemistry really the answer?
You don’t have to go too far in the battery sector at the moment to hear about the exciting growth of the NCM811 battery chemistry. Low cobalt batteries are the new thing and 811 is the newest and lowest cobalt of the lot. Low cobalt batteries really came into vogue last year when cobalt prices spiked. Now that they’ve fallen again, with concerns over the cobalt supply chain, they haven’t exactly gone away. While 622 batteries (60% nickel, 20% cobalt and 20% manganese) have easily been adapted for both EV and consumer products applications, development of 811 batteries has been,...