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Livent and NTU Singapore have joined forces to research new advancements in sustainable lithium battery technologies.  

The joint project will be led by Professor Madhavi Srinivasan, Executive Director of the Energy Research Institute at NTU and Co-Director of NTU-Singapore CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy (SCARCE), a center for excellence in innovative solutions for recycling and recovering valuable elements from e-waste. 

“Livent has played an important role in many breakthroughs in battery research and development.  By expanding our R&D partnerships, we build on our rich heritage of innovation and continue to push the boundaries of what is possible,” said Walter Czarnecki, Chief Commercial Officer at Livent. “We are excited to begin this journey with a pioneering, distinguished scientist like Professor Srinivasan and the entire team at NTU, as we explore new pathways to support advancements in battery technology.” 

Professor Srinivasan is a well-known academic whose research focuses on the circular economy. According to the press release she has worked intensively on research initiatives within battery industry leaders and helps advise on public policies for energy and sustainability in Singapore and around the world. 

“NTU Singapore has a strong track record of working closely with industry to commercialize our research into tangible and impactful outcomes.  We are excited to work with innovative leaders such as Livent, to advance sustainable lithium battery technologies,” said Professor Srinivasan.  “We hope to accelerate a more sustainable approach for the lithium-ion batteries used in millions of electric vehicles and portable devices across the world.”