Anode, Cathode, Separator and Electrolyte Battery Chemicals Project Services

Driven by the demand for energy-efficient electric vehicles and consumer goods, batteries play an important role in decarbonizing the economy. Fluor has technical expertise with emerging technologies such as lightweight material alternatives, as well as execution capabilities to support clients in the growing chemicals battery market.

First-of-a-Kind Technologies to Repeatable Solutions

Fluor has experience working across the battery value chain to provide innovative solutions for implementing both first-of-a-kind and proven battery technologies. Fluor partners with clients on small-scale pilot projects through commercial plants to deliver repeatable, cost-effective results.

Materials Production and Processes

The production of cathode and anode active materials involves proprietary processes developed by key players in the lithium-ion battery value chain.

Fluor's technical expertise from chemicals, mining and metals, and advanced manufacturing supports development of various advanced lithium-ion battery materials, including emerging materials, and processes to suit client needs.

Diagram of battery components
  • Anode. Graphite, synthetic graphite, silicon, crystalline silicon, activated carbon, carbon black, lithium titanite and carbon additives
  • Cathodes. High-nickel, lithium nickel cobalt manganese, lithium nickel cobalt aluminum, lithium nickel oxide, low-nickel NMC and lithium iron phosphate, lithium cobalt oxide and lithium manganese oxide
  • Electrolyte. Lithium salt, additives and solvents
  • Cathode and electrolyte precursor materials. Lithium hydroxide monohydrate and lithium carbonate
  • Separators. Microporous film or membranes commonly made of polyolefins: polyethylene, polypropylene, polybutylene, polymethylpentene, mixtures thereof and copolymers; ceramic coated separators and polyvinylidene fluoride

Fluor provides comprehensive services to execute capital projects, define project scopes with accurate cost estimates and project schedules, minimize environmental impacts and reduce life-cycle cost of client facilities.