Northcliff Reports on Critical Metal Technology Advances Faster Charging of Batteries
October 11, 2022 Vancouver, BC - Northcliff Resources Ltd. (“Northcliff” or the “Company”) (TSX: NCF) is pleased to report on new and interesting technology advancements using tungsten that could lead to faster charging of batteries, potentially solving a key hindrance in the transition to a greener economy.
Nyobolt Limited (“Nyobolt”) is commercializing lithium-ion batteries with record power density and ultra-fast charge capabilities. Nyobolt’s technology builds on a decade of fast charge lithium-ion battery research led by University of Cambridge battery scientist Professor Dame Clare Grey. Nyobolt’s unique niobium and tungsten-based anode systems show superior performance over other Li-ion anode technologies. Advantages include:
Such capabilities enable new applications and enhanced customer experience with target end uses being high performance and industrial vehicles, automation (robotics), consumer appliances, cordless tools, stationary storage and mobile rapid charging1.
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, discovered a key material needed for fast-charging lithium-ion batteries. The commercially relevant approach opens a potential pathway to improve charging speeds for electric vehicles. Results published in Advanced Energy Materials demonstrate a novel fast-charging battery anode material achieved by using a scalable synthesis method. The team discovered a novel compound of molybdenum-tungsten-niobate, or MWNO, with fast rechargeability and high efficiency that could potentially replace graphite in commercial batteries2.
Andrew Ing, Northcliff’s CEO, states “We are encouraged by the development of these technologies that may play an important part in the energy transition, further signifying the critical importance of tungsten and molybdenum. Tungsten and molybdenum are listed as critical metal in Canada, tungsten in the United States and numerous other countries, and successful commercialisation of the new technology could positively impact the demand for tungsten and molybdenum.”
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Northcliff is a mineral resource company focused on advancing the feasibility-stage Sisson tungsten-molybdenum project located in New Brunswick, Canada, to production. Additional information on Northcliff is available on the website at www.northcliffresources.com. Investor services can be reached at (604) 684-6365 or within North America at 1-800-667-2114.
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