BASF Opens Lithium-Ion Battery Research and Development Center in Japan

FEB 16 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 9

BASF has inaugurated its Research and Development Laboratory and Application Technology Center for Battery Materials in Amagasaki, Japan.

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The facility becomes BASF’s “first combined battery materials research and development (R&D) and application technology operation in Asia Pacific.”

Dr. Peter Schuhmacher, President Process Research and Chemical Engineering at BASF, stated:

“The new Amagasaki Battery Materials Lab will enable us to extend our successful R&D network with research institutes and the battery manufacturing industry into Japan.  The addition of Amagasaki to this global network demonstrates our ongoing commitment to advancing the battery materials industry.”

Here’s what the facility in Japan will focus on:

The Amagasaki laboratory will focus on developing electrolytes and electrode materials for high-performance lithium ion batteries as part of BASF’s global R&D network, leveraging technology platforms from around the world. In addition, the Amagasaki laboratory will run development programs jointly with Japanese customers. This will allow BASF to serve customer’s needs in Japan more quickly.

Dr. Joerg-Christian Steck, Representative Director & President of BASF Japan, stated:

“Japan is a leader in battery manufacturing and development. Amagasaki, in the Kansai area, is the ideal location for the new battery materials laboratory. Our R&D presence in Japan brings us closer to our customers, enabling us to better serve their needs.”

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9 Comments on "BASF Opens Lithium-Ion Battery Research and Development Center in Japan"

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Dan Frederiksen

bla bla bla

DocDragon

Thank you for reading my mind… 😀

David Murray

I’m only familiar with BASF because I used to buy their 5.25″ floppy disks back in the 1980’s for my Commodore 64.

I’ve got a few piles of those still displacing some room in my basement. Although I will say that I miss the stack of 1541 drives on the desktop…which is how you knew if you were cool back in the day.

DocDragon

Looks like you were one of those hackerz, huh? Who else would need so many floppy drives? 😉

I had an Amstrad 128 — yes, double the memory of the C64 with a 3″ disc drive! *hahaha*

David Murray

My collection may be larger.. I have at least that many drives and C64s in the attic.. but I also have a variety of other 1980’s systems I’ve collected over the years.

shawn marshall

you are too cool.

Kosh

Their cassette tapes were awesome in the 70s

Jeff D

So apparently, now BASF does not make lithium ion batteries, they make lithium ion batteries better.