Nano One Materials’ Blondal on the joint development agreement with Saint-Gobain
“The agreement we have with Saint-Gobain is to jointly develop technology that will enhance, the thermal processing of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. Ideally we will develop this technology and have an offering, a thermal processing offering for cathode manufacturers. This will be in the lithium-ion battery market and obviously it will be with a multinational company that brings a great deal of credibility to the table.” States Dan Blondal, CEO, Director and Founder of Nano One Materials Corp. (TSXV: NNO), in an interview with InvestorIntel Corp. CEO Tracy Weslosky.
Tracy Weslosky: Congratulations on your joint development agreement with Saint-Gobain. We are so excited for Nano One Materials. Can you tell us more about this deal please?
Dan Blondal: Yes. Saint-Gobain is a large multinational corporation. They have got a 350 year history and they have deep roots in materials and ceramics that are used in buildings, aerospace, energy. Nano One, as some of your listeners will know, is a technology company. We are focused on the production of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. What this deal is, is about where our business interests collide. We meet at the final stage of cathode production process. That is where cathode patterns undergo a high temperature process in a furnace. It is as simple as that. We are delighted to be collaborating with a company like Saint-Gobain. Obviously they are very large and they have a very big presence. It is a testament to Nano One, to our innovative technology and of course to our people and the know how that we bring to the table.
Tracy Weslosky: I could not agree with you more. How would you describe the benefits for Nano One with this collaboration? Can you tell us as little bit more about that?
Dan Blondal: The agreement we have with Saint-Gobain is to jointly develop technology that will enhance, the thermal processing of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. Ideally we will develop this technology and have an offering, a thermal processing offering for cathode manufacturers. This will be in the lithium-ion battery market and obviously it will be with a multinational company that brings a great deal of credibility to the table.
Tracy Weslosky: Perhaps you can talk a little bit more about how Nano One stands to benefit from this collaboration and joint development agreement.
Dan Blondal: We stand to benefit because we will be able to enhance our cathode materials. We will enhance our thermal processing offering so that is one stage of our process for making these materials. Obviously we believe we can improve the performance, we can bring cost efficiencies to the table and we bring a world-class partner to the table as well, as we start to roll our technology out in a commercial way.
Tracy Weslosky: You have had a lot of really substantial good news this last year Dan, you and your team at Nano One Materials. I noticed you also just put out an announcement for your 10th patent. Tell us a little bit more about that.
Dan Blondal: That is our 10th patent. We now have patents in the U.S. and in Canada and Japan, Korea and Taiwan as well. We also have 30 more patents that are currently pending in jurisdictions all over the world, but primarily in the battery important jurisdictions so that would also include China and Europe as well. We are very confident in our patent portfolio and its ability to position us in the marketplace and protect the technology that we have moving forward.
Tracy Weslosky: Of course, looking back on your news for the year Dan, is there anything else you would like to draw our viewers’ attention to?…to access the complete interview, click here
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