GM and Mitra Chem will collaborate on the development of advanced iron-based cathode active materials (CAM) such as lithium manganese iron phosphate (LMFP). These materials will be used to power cost-effective electric vehicle (EV) batteries compatible with GM’s Ultium Platform, supporting their EV propulsion architecture. GM’s investment will aid Mitra Chem in expanding its operations and accelerating the introduction of their innovative battery materials to the market.
GM’s Vice President of Technology Acceleration and Commercialization, Gil Golan, emphasized that this strategic investment reinforces GM’s commitment to EV batteries. The collaboration will expedite the advancement of affordable battery chemistries like LMFP and contribute to establishing a battery supply chain within the United States.
Mitra Chem’s battery research and development facility possesses the capability to simulate, synthesize, and test a multitude of cathode designs on a monthly basis, ranging from small to large scales. This streamlined process facilitates rapid learning cycles, leading to quicker market introduction of new battery cell formulations.