Dan Blondal Positions Nano One for Major Share in Expanding LFP Market


During an engaging interview at PDAC 2024 with Tracy Weslosky of InvestorNews, Dan Blondal, CEO, Director, and Founder of Nano One Materials Corp. (TSX: NANO), shared insights into the company’s innovative strides and strategic partnerships, notably with Sumitomo Metal Mining. Blondal described Sumitomo as a “fantastic class one partner” with extensive experience in cathode manufacturing and technology, highlighting the partnership’s role in enhancing Nano One’s position in the battery materials market. With a robust patent portfolio of 40 patents and over 50 pending, Blondal emphasized the importance of continuous innovation in strengthening the company’s technological leadership and shareholder value. Government support, particularly from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), totaling around $25 million in funding, underscores the strong backing Nano One has received, further solidifying its stance in the industry.

Blondal highlighted three competitive advantages of Nano One: its unique position with the only North American LFP production facility outside Asia, its one-pot process that reduces cost, complexity, and environmental impact, and a strategic expansion plan aiming to deploy its technology globally through a “Design-Once-Build-Many” approach. These strengths, according to Blondal, place Nano One in a prime position to capture a significant share of the growing LFP market, which is crucial for electric vehicles and energy storage solutions. The feasibility study for Nano One’s first commercial plant and the progress at its Candiac pilot plant exemplifies the company’s commitment to scaling up its technology to meet global demands efficiently.

Blondal’s vision for 2024 emphasizes expanding Nano One’s customer base, advancing a feasibility study to solidify financial and operational plans for their commercial plant, and securing critical raw material supplies. This approach highlights the company’s strategy to scale its patented technology, aiming for a significant impact on the electric vehicle and energy storage sectors, supported by robust partnerships and government engagement.

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About Nano One Materials Corp.

Nano One Materials Corp. (Nano One) is a clean technology company with a patented, scalable and low carbon intensity industrial process for the low-cost production of high-performance lithium-ion battery cathode materials. With strategic collaborations and partnerships, including automotive OEMs and strategic industry supply chain companies like Sumitomo Metal Mining, BASF, Umicore and Rio Tinto. Nano One’s technology is applicable to electric vehicles, energy storage, and consumer electronics, reducing costs and carbon intensity while improving environmental impact. The Company aims to pilot and demonstrate its technology as turn-key production solutions for license, joint venture, and independent production opportunities, leveraging Canadian talent and critical minerals for emerging markets in North America, Europe, and the Indo-Pacific region. Nano One has received funding from SDTC and the Governments of Canada and British Columbia.

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