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Nexeon is a battery materials company that is developing silicon anodes for the next generation of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.

Batteries made with silicon anodes have increased capacity, offering the potential for lighter batteries with more power and a longer lifetime between charges.

Nexeon has a broad IP portfolio relating to silicon materials and their use in lithium-ion batteries, comprising over 375 patents, of which more than 200 have been granted.

Nexeon has designed its technology for easy adoption in existing Li-ion battery production lines. The plan is for the graphite currently used in anodes to be replaced with hybrid electrodes containing Nexeon materials which can be used in combination with conventional polymer binders and current collectors as part of the standard battery manufacturing process. In this way, Nexeon offers a drop-in capability, which gives battery manufacturers a low switching cost by virtue of the simple integration of Nexeon’s silicon anode into existing manufacturing processes.