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

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...

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

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

Japanese chemicals producer Zeon Corporation has worked with Shinshu University, Japan to develop and patent a novel tin-carbon anode for lithium-ion batteries with dramatically increased energy density. The technology is part of a second generation of lithium-ion...

BYD develops tin cobalt carbon anode for lithium ion batteries

BYD develops tin cobalt carbon anode 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...

Nissan patent tin in silicon titanium alloy for lithium ion batteries

Nissan patent tin in silicon titanium alloy for lithium ion batteries

Nissan has filed an international patent application for using tin in a silicon alloy with titanium in lithium ion battery anodes. The patent application by Nissan Motors, Japan describes an anode composition based on a silicon alloy with titanium in a TiS2 form and...

StoreDot patent tin for lithium ion battery anodes

StoreDot patent tin for lithium ion battery anodes

Startup company StoreDot, voted by the tech world as the number one most disruptive startup, has applied for a patent using tin as the main constituent of its lithium-ion battery anodes. The patent application is for an anode made from 5-80% tin, alloyed with silicon...

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