Can lithium-ion batteries benefit from a little PGM?

Platinum Group Metals' CEO R. Michael Jones told Kitco last month said it partnered with Anglo American Platinum to launch a new venture, Lion Battery Technologies Inc., to investigate the benefits of adding platinum group metals (PGMs) to battery technology.
The companies are backing a university researcher who found that lithium oxygen and lithium sulfur batteries can perform better with the addition of PGMs, which can increase a battery's energy density.
Platinum Group Metals (CVE:PTM) is also advancing its Bushveld Complex in South Africa, which is surrounded by 70% of the world’s platinum production. (show less)

Platinum Group Metals' CEO R. Michael Jones told Kitco last month said it partnered with Anglo American Platinum to launch a new venture, Lion Battery Technologies Inc., to investigate the benefits of adding platinum group metals (PGMs) to battery technology.
The companies are backing a university researcher who found that lithium oxygen and lithium sulfur batteries can perform better with the addition of PGMs, which can increase a battery's energy ... (read more)

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