Metso launches optimized pCAM plant

Metso has released the pCAM plant – an intelligent Planet Positive-certified solution for the manufacturing of precursor cathode active material for lithium-ion batteries. 

“The growing use of high-performance lithium-ion batteries with enhanced energy density, fast charging capabilities and improved safety features is driving the demand for high-quality and sustainable precursor materials,” said Mikko Rantaharju, vice president, Hydrometallurgy at Metso. 

“As a strong and reliable partner for the development of lithium hydroxide and other battery minerals projects, we are the first Western supplier able to also deliver an optimized pCAM plant for the manufacturing of premium precursor cathode active material.” 

Centered around an energy-efficient pCAM reactor, PSI 1000 particle size analyzer and pCAM process control, the pCAM plant integrates advanced technology and decades of know-how to ensure a sustainable production process. “Based on Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA), we found that the Metso pCAM process features remarkable sustainability benefits – it reduced water consumption by ~52% and CO2 emissions by ~31%. Also, power usage decreased by ~27%,” noted Rantaharju.

To support customers, Metso uses its own in-house pCAM process development, testing and pilot facilities. 

Source: Metso

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