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 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 dramatically speeds up lithium ions in battery anodes

Tin dramatically speeds up lithium ions in battery anodes

The race for better, faster lithium-ion batteries is entering a new phase as a new generation of anode electrode materials enters the market. Pure silicon or silicon-carbon anodes are already being launched as upgrades for conventional graphite products. Silicon is...

Tin pushes the envelope on lithium ion batteries

Tin pushes the envelope on lithium ion batteries

Two leading research teams have published work demonstrating that tin can push the envelope on making lithium-ion batteries perform to the demanding limits required for next-generation climate change technologies. A multi-national research team including scientists...

Micron tin powder makes cost-effective lithium-ion batteries

Micron tin powder makes cost-effective lithium-ion batteries

A research team at ARCI, Chennai, India have successfully used micron-sized tin as an anode for lithium-ion batteries to achieve cost-effective energy capacity, lifetime and performance. They used the <10 micron tin powder without any of the typically complex...

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...