Nexeon breaks ground on first silicon anode material production site

Nexeon, a developer of next-generation silicon anode materials for lithiumion batteries, broke ground on its first commercial production facility. This milestone positions Nexeon to deliver on its commitment to supply high-performance, cost-effective silicon anode material at commercial volumes starting in 2025.

By 2030, the new facility will have the capacity to produce significant volumes of material annually, allowing Nexeon to supply its pipeline of customers globally.

Nexeon’s silicon anode materials significantly increase the energy density of lithiumion batteries, a key factor in extending the range, and improving charging performance of electric vehicles. The company’s second-generation drop-in technology allows battery manufacturers to integrate higher silicon content into their existing production processes without requiring additional capital expenditure.

The exclusive partnership with OCI, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of silane outside of China, provides a secure and cost-effective supply of a key material for Nexeon. The dedicated pipeline for silane delivery streamlines production and minimizes transportation costs, while aligning with Nexeon’s sustainability mission. Additionally, OCI has the capability to scale production alongside Nexeon, ensuring a reliable supply of raw materials far into the future to meet growing market demands.

Nexeon is headquartered in Oxfordshire, UK, with operations in Japan and South Korea.