Ionic Mineral Technologies, a US-based producer of advanced nano-silicon battery anode technology, announced the opening of its new production facility, technical center and flagship headquarters located in Provo, Utah. This facility represents Utah’s premier enterprise-scale production facility dedicated to the development of nano-silicon battery anodes for electric vehicles (EVs) and lithium-ion battery solutions.
The facility will enable Ionic MT to expand rapidly the production of Ionisil nano-silicon—the highest capacity nano-silicon available. Ionic MT’s Ionisil is a high-purity nano-silicon powder. When incorporated at just 15% partial substitution for graphite, it delivers a 100% increase in anode capacity.
Further, Ionisil offers seamless compatibility with existing lithium-ion battery cell production lines, delivering significantly more range and faster charging as a genuine drop-in solution.
Ionic MT employs a patented continuous production process that enables low impact, high-capacity operations. Coupled with advanced chemical recycling techniques, this approach transforms waste into value-added by-products resulting in a substantially reduced carbon footprint over conventional EV battery materials.
Phased Capacity Expansion Plan:
Phase 1: The inaugural phase of expansion is currently underway, with an initial production capacity of 2,000 tons per annum (TPA) scheduled for the second half of 2024.
Phase 2: The company will scale up to an additional 3,000 TPA for a total of 5,000 TPA within the same building.
Phase 3: Ionic MT is collaborating with a prominent global industrial partner to engineer a turn-key, greenfield production facility with an additional capacity of 20,000 TPA. Announcement of this large-scale expansion effort is imminent.
Commissioning is already underway within the 37,000-square-foot facility, poised initially to supply 2,000 tons of Ionisil per year—enough to energize approximately 300,000 EVs per year—with aggressive expansion plans to follow.