X-BATT, CONSOL Innovations fast-track coal-based anode tech

Advanced battery material group X-BATT has partnered with CONSOL Energy subsidiary CONSOL Innovations to push the development of its coal-based anode technology that the two claim will revolutionize battery technology using coal.

The work will be performed by C-BATT Innovations LLC, a newly formed joint venture between the companies. The goal is advance work on domestic battery materials derived from coal toward ultimate commercialization.  X-BATT has been working alongside the U.S. Department of Energy since 2020 to integrate coal with its resin-based technology as it focuses on producing high performance and domestically sourced anode materials that are low cost.

“Collaborating with a forward-looking energy leader like CONSOL propels our technology to the next level,” said X-BATT founder and CEO Bill Easter. “The ability to supplant graphite with an abundant, domestically sourced coal presents an eco-friendly solution for the growing demand for lithium-ion batteries.” 

“We continue to invest in the coal-to-products sector,” added Dan Connell, senior vice president, CONSOL Innovations. “This opportunity is focused on coupling abundant domestic raw materials with cutting-edge technology to unlock new sustainable uses for coal, and we are excited to team with X-BATT to pursue it further.” 

Source: X-BATT

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