One Fact I Bet You Don't Know About Lithium Batteries

Alex Koyfman

Written By Alex Koyfman

Updated May 15, 2024

Dear Reader,

I’ve been writing to you about graphene batteries for a while now. So I’m guessing you already know about the game-changing advantages this new battery concept has over today’s standard. 

If you’ve forgotten, I’ll recap just a couple of those towards the end of this. But right now, I'm focusing on one benefit that I'd bet you’ve never heard of before. 

You see, there's a step in the battery production process called ‘formation’. 

Formation, sometimes referred to as the ‘awakenening’, is essentially the process of activating a brand new battery and preparing it for end-use

It involves the gradual introduction of charge, and is done alongside extensive testing to ensure that any failures are detected along the way. 

With standard lithium-ion batteries, formation takes 2 weeks, and accounts for as much as 25% of the cost of producing the battery. 

As you may have deduced by now, this has been a majorly frustrating resource-sucking thorn in the side of lithium battery producers since the very beginning. 

Unfortunately, there is no getting around formation, and even next-generation graphene-based batteries require an activation period before any battery is ready to be shipped.

The advantage lies in the time it takes. 

Graphene Batteries Cut Costs And Production Time

Instead of weeks, the process for graphene-based rechargeable batteries is over in hours. 

This cuts overhead to the point where the production cost of graphene batteries at scale, will be fully in line with similar lithium-ion products. 

That leaves the entire lithium-ion battery industry in a very, very tough spot. 

Right now, the lithium battery market is projected to grow to a quarter trillion dollars in annual revenues by the turn of the next decade – close to 6x where it is today. 

If consumers are presented with an alternative that boasts three times the energy density, five times the service life, with 1/70th the charge delay – all things which graphene batteries will be able to offer, that quarter trillion in annual revenues may just wind up closer to zero. 

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Just think about it. A Tesla Model S equipped with graphene batteries could be charged from nothing to capacity in less than a minute. And then be driven for 2 weeks before needing another charge. 

The battery would outlast every other system in the car, and unlike its lithium-ion ancestors, would never catch fire or explode if damaged or allowed to overheat. 

Your Car Will Never Last 1.5 Million Miles… But Your Graphene Battery Pack May

That’s the reality of graphene batteries, and that’s the reality for the future of the lithium-ion sector. 

There are other benefits too, such as zero reliance on lithium or rare-earth metals – both of which are absolutely critical to traditional rechargeable battery production. And both of which are also almost completely monopolized, on a global scale,  by Chinese-owned and operated mining firms

The company that’s going to be bringing this next-generation battery to the consumer market in the near future is Australian-owned. 

Their graphene is mass-produced in-house, using a methodology that is itself revolutionary, and proprietary. 

Best of all, this company is almost completely unknown to the retail investment community. 

It’s too small to make much of a blip. So the mainstream financial media ignores it, and the crowd remains in the dark. 

Graphene Is Still In Its Infancy… And That May Not Be Right For You

And that’s exactly why I’ve been writing about it, in detail, for months. 

You see at the moment, they're producing pouch batteries at a rate of around 30 per week exclusively for testing and evaluation.

This seems like a paltry number, but it's one of the final stages prior to commercial scaling – which could begin next year.

Once that starts, the battery game will start to change very quickly… But investors who wait for events on that level will miss out on the truly substantive gains.

Today’s share prices (the stock trades on two north American exchanges) are some of the lowest they’ve been in more than a year, despite the company being closer than ever to its ultimate goal. 

That makes this one of the most explosive opportunities in today's tech market.

There’s so much more to this story, and for those interested, I’ve got a quick video presentation that lays it all out. 

Check it out, right here.

Fortune favors the bold,

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