Alkegen has announced the launch of its revolutionary silicon fiber anode material platform, SiFAB, into commercial production. The company’s new SiFAB production line is an extension of its established large-scale manufacturing facility in New Carlisle, Indiana.
“Our latest investment in new manufacturing capacity for SiFAB is enabling Alkegen to meet growing demand from customers across a wide range of industries, including electric vehicles, renewable energy storage, and consumer electronics,” said Alkegen CEO, John Dandolph. “It demonstrates and reinforces our continued commitment to being a leading producer of specialty materials that help the world breathe easier, live greener and go further than ever before.”
SiFAB’s unique properties feature micron-sized silicon fiber with an engineered structure that enables higher energy density and is a drop-in solution for existing electrode formulations and mixing equipment. Comprehensive testing is available to support customer validations.
“This expansion into commercial production for SiFAB is a testament to Alkegen’s long-standing history of moving quickly to deliver high-quality materials at an industrial scale,” said Chief Innovation Officer Chad Cannan. “Our team has worked tirelessly to develop this innovative and sustainable specialty material and bring it to market. SiFAB is currently being validated by our customers for use in over 20 different applications, and we are thrilled to add it to our expanding portfolio of battery solutions for our customers.”
Alkegen is building a broad portfolio of battery material technologies to make lithium-based battery packs safer while helping to extend battery life and accelerate charging time.