Tin in Lithium Ion Batteries

Tin may be the ‘forgotten eV metal’. As other commodities gain public attention tin is quietly gaining momentum as a performance enhancing component in all of the three generations of advanced anode materials that have been roadmapped to 2030, plus some solid state technologies. Several hundred papers and patents have tracked development of tin-based materials to maximum theoretical capacity and even beyond. Although the field is highly competitive, startups and major OEMs are starting to signal their interest in tin and International Tin is monitoring developments with keen interest.

ITA Report on ‘Tin in Lithium-ion Batteries’ – Jan 2019

StoreDot tin anode battery charges e-scooter in just five minutes

StoreDot tin anode battery charges e-scooter in just five minutes

StoreDot have demonstrated charging an e-scooter in just five minutes using their highly innovative tin-containing lithium-ion battery. The company claims this is the first time an electric two-wheeler has been charged in such a small amount of time. StoreDot is an...

Tin in lithium-ion batteries could represent significant new use

Tin in lithium-ion batteries could represent significant new use

The International Tin Association has released a new report comprehensively detailing its latest research on potential new market opportunities for tin in lithium-ion batteries. It is concluded that if tin does gain market share, lithium-ion batteries could grow to...

Breakthrough for 3D tin electrodes in lithium-ion batteries

Breakthrough for 3D tin electrodes in lithium-ion batteries

Researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US have announced a performance breakthrough for their innovative 3D tin electrodes in lithium-ion batteries. The new technology stored several times the energy of currently used commercial high capacity...

Major lithium producer patents lithium tin for batteries

Major lithium producer patents lithium tin for batteries

The world's largest mine-to-metal lithium producer FMC Corporation, US has published the latest in its series of patents on lithium compounds containing tin, silicon or both for lithium-ion batteries. Both tin and silicon can alloy with lithium ions to store energy...

Tin enables next generation high energy lithium and sodium batteries

Tin enables next generation high energy lithium and sodium batteries

New research has confirmed that tin can protect lithium and sodium electrodes and prevent them from breaking down in use, bringing closer a breakthrough to a completely new generation of high energy lithium and sodium-ion batteries. This type of electrode is...

Zeon Corporation patent tin-carbon anode for lithium-ion batteries

Zeon Corporation patent tin-carbon anode for lithium-ion batteries

Scientists at École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada have developed and tested several experimental lithium ion battery fibres for wearable electronics, including some using tin wire. The prototype fibres were made by twisting together a steel-polyester-cathode...

BYD develops tin cobalt carbon anode for lithium ion batteries

BYD develops tin cobalt carbon anode for lithium ion batteries

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, US have demonstrated that a simple manufacturing route can be used to produce a tin-aluminium alloy that may be cheaper and double the charge capacity of today’s copper-graphite anodes for lithium ion batteries. 50-70%...

Nissan patent tin in silicon titanium alloy for lithium ion batteries

Nissan patent tin in silicon titanium alloy for lithium ion batteries

BYD Auto China patent has filed a patent application for their development of a tin cobalt carbon anode material for lithium ion batteries. BYD is the largest selling automotive brand in China and a global leader in electric vehicles. The patented product uses 5% tin...