Metso launches solution for manufacturing of precursor cathode active material

Metso launches solution for manufacturing of precursor cathode active material

pCAM is needed in the production of lithium-ion batteries

  • By ICN Bureau | June 09, 2024

Metso is launching the Metso pCAM plant, an intelligent Planet Positive-certified solution for the manufacturing of precursor cathode active material, which is needed in the production of lithium-ion batteries. Centered around an energy-efficient pCAM reactor, PSI 1000 particle size analyzer and pCAM process control, Metso’s pCAM plant integrates advanced technology and decades of know-how to ensure an energy-efficient and sustainable production process.

“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. 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,” says Mikko Rantaharju, Vice President, Hydrometallurgy at Metso.

For active cathode precursor manufacturing, Metso’s offering ranges from optimized raw materials selection to design and delivery of the pCAM plant and related services. The production process consists of metal sulfate feed preparation, co-precipitation of mixed metal hydroxide, and filtration. The innovative design of the OKTOP® reactor used in the process enables high throughput with a smaller footprint for batch, semi-batch and continuous operation with one reactor set-up, and improved yield thanks to advanced process control and on-line analyzers.

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