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  • NEO Battery Materials (NBM) has appointed Dr. Byeong-Su Kim to its scientific advisory board
  • Dr. Kim is a chemistry professor at Yonsei University in South Korea and an expert in lithium-ion battery technology
  • He will assist the company as it develops its binder technologies in the production of silicon anode materials
  • NEO Battery Materials Ltd. is a Vancouver-based company focused on battery metals and materials
  • Shares in NEO Battery Materials (NBM) are down 8.42 per cent, trading at $0.435 per share

NEO Battery Materials (NBM) has appointed Dr. Byeong-Su Kim, an expert in lithium-ion battery technology, to its scientific advisory board.

Dr. Kim is a chemistry professor at Yonsei University in South Korea. His experience comes from researching and working with polymer materials, with an emphasis on lithium-ion battery binder technologies. He has also conducted research on the synthesis of functional polyethers and polymeric therapeutics, as well as on smart hybrid nanomaterials.

With a total of 162 publications and over a total of 10,000 citations, Dr. Kim possesses over 30 patents which include robust binder technologies for lithium-ion battery electrodes.

The binder is an essential component when manufacturing silicon anodes as the binder holds the electrode material together with the copper current foil.

Using robust binder technologies can help contain and control the volume expansion of silicon, reducing the risk of particle pulverization and a cracking anode.

Spencer Huh, President and CEO of NEO, commented on Dr. Kim’s appointment.

“We are glad to have Dr. Byeong-Su Kim on the Scientific Advisory Board,” he said. “All components in terms of technology and intellectual capacity are being shaped out, and we are more than confident to commercialize NEO’s Si Anode Materials through our proprietary one-pot nanocoating technology.

“The company is ultimately targeting a pure 100% silicon anode for the use in high power electric vehicle applications,” added Mr. Huh; “hence, we regard implementing excellent binder technologies as a crucial aspect in our materials.”

NEO Battery Materials Ltd. is a Vancouver-based company focused on battery metals and materials.

The company produces silicon anodes materials through its proprietary single-step nanocoating process, which provides improvements in capacity and efficiency over lithium-ion batteries using graphite in their anode materials.

Shares in NEO Battery Materials (NBM) are down 8.42 per cent, trading at $0.435 per share as of 3:22 pm ET.

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