Shifting dynamics in the lithium iron phosphate battery market


In this episode, we are discussing the growing adoption of lithium iron phosphate batteries (LFP). LFP batteries are highly regarded for their stability, long lifespan, and resistance to heat degradation. While they have been popular in China, they are now gaining traction in North America, with automakers like Tesla, Ford, and Rivian already planning to incorporate them into their electric vehicles. As technology continues to advance, the performance gap between LFP batteries and other battery types is expected to narrow. However, there are supply chain challenges that need to be addressed for wider adoption in the low-cost sector. Join us to gain insights into the current state and prospects of the LFP market.




Ali Adim,Manager of Battery research, Supply Chain & Technology at S&P Global Mobility..

Dan Blondal, CEO, Director and Founder of Canadian battery materials maker Nano One.

Matthew Beecham, moderator and research manager, S&P Global Mobility.


Key takeaways:


  • Striking a balance between protecting domestic industries and fostering healthy competition is paramount for the long-term sustainability and competitiveness of the battery market.
  • Governments must create economic conditions and environmental incentives to nurture companies and support innovation for cleaner, greener, and diversified supply chains.
  • Collaboration is key in diversifying the supply chain from China and creating independent know-how and supply chains in North America.
  • China's dominance in the battery industry presents a challenge, but there is still huge growth potential in the EV and energy storage sectors in North America.
  • Demand for batteries, battery materials, and critical minerals exceeds supply, indicating a strong market opportunity.
  • Governments must foster growth, opportunity, and competitiveness with policy that levels the support for LFP and nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) batteries.
  • Americans should add phosphorus and iron to the list of critical minerals to incentivize supply chain diversification.
  • Support for innovation that addresses the need for cleaner, greener, and diversified supply chains is crucial.
  • Collaboration between governments, investors, and the battery sector is essential to support innovation and foster growth in the industry. This collaboration should focus on developing economic conditions and environmental incentives that nurture companies and promote competitiveness. By learning from other expert nations and restricting ownership, North America can develop its own independent know-how and supply chains.
  • Customization of supply chains for the region's specific needs and conditions is crucial for success. This approach will enable North America to compete with China's dominance in the battery market and achieve a secure and cost-competitive supply chain.


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