TRU Group Battery Engineering & Manufacture
Battery Science & Technology + Battery Facilities Design & Engineer
Engineering - Batteries + Battery Parts + All Battery Materials+ Battery Cells, Modules, Pack, Parts Production
TRU Group Inc is eminently qualified experienced-based Team in the battery technology space, disruptive or conventional, battery technology, development, cell/battery prototyping, piloting, parts, battery assembly, battery manufacturing through to existing or new battery applications and uses.
In Battery Science & Technology: Our Battery Team members have decades of experience some working on the original lithium-ion batteries of the early 1990. Indeed, our president worked on his first lithium assignment in that year too! TRU Group as a firm was working in lithium batteries in the early 2000s and our battery technology experts today have several decades experience in all battery chemistries - Lithium Cobalt Oxide • Lithium Manganese Oxide • Lithium Iron Phosphate • Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide • Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide • Lithium Titanate.
In Battery Facilities Design & Engineering: Our Team includes battery professionals with outstanding operation and technical careers at the most prestigious battery manufacturers, including Panasonic, BYD, LG Chem, AESC, Mitsubishi, GS Yuasa, Samsung, Epower, Beijing Pride Power, Air Litium (Lyoyang) and Wanxiang, on all types of battery formats - especial batteries for EVs - hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles: We have highly qualified battery design & battery factory engineering experts in batteries for other uses including power tools, computers, cell phones, robots, smart grid, ESS / display / smart battery system, battery packs and wireless charging. TRU Group focuses on front-end engineering acting as your Owner's Team providing the front-end engineering package for your complete state-of-the-art (automated) battery plant, modules or cell facility for EVs, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles. TRU Group will provide the detailed specification for the equipment based on its own expertise and only then seek out battery equipment (technology) suppliers. Importantly, we independently verify battery equipment performance claims and advise clients on selection.
Battery Design • Materials • Parts • Components • Plants • Equipment • Assemblies • Cell & Module Battery Manufacturing
LI-ION BATTERY TYPES
Lithium Cobalt Oxide • Lithium Manganese Oxide • Lithium Iron Phosphate • Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide • Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide • Lithium Titanate • Lithium-Sulfur
OTHER SECONDARY BATTERIES
Rechargeable Alkaline • Nickel-Metal Hydride • Lead Acid Cells
Carbon Zinc:- Alkaline • Lithium Primary Cells • Silver Oxide Cells • Zinc Air CellsBATTERY RAW MATERIALS
TRU Group Lithium & Brine • TRU Group Rare Earth Elements • TRU Group Magnesium Metals • TRU Group Graphite-Graphene
TRU Group clients in the battery space include some of the most invested western corporations like Advanced Metallurgical Group LSM, Materials & Electrochemical Research Corp, OM Group Inc, Mitsubishi Corporation, ExxonMobil, Resource Capital Funds USA, Sojitz Corp, Rio Tinto, POSCO, Lithium Americas, Rodinia Lithium, Chemtura and battery start-ups.
EV and ESS Lithium-Ion Battery Giga Factory Feasibility
Multi Billion Dollar Integrated Li Battery Facility Indonesia
TRU Group In 2021 is engaged to determine the viability of a multi-billion-dollar lithium ion battery manufacturing plant in Indonesia. This Indonesian factory will produce nickel based electric vehicle EV batteries, as well as cathode precursors and graphite anodes. Li-ion batteries for energy storage ESS - wind, solar, industry, and small scale - will also be evaluated for production. The focus will be on Lithium-ion Batteries using nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) and nickel-cobalt-aluminum (NCA) chemistries. TRU Group will also assess conceptually whether nickel-based cathodes or cathode precursor chemicals (nickel sulphate), and potentially other battery parts like coated anodes, cells or packs, should also be produced front-end at the site. The comprehensive assignment includes the front-end design and engineering,(FEED) using productive enhanced automated manufacturing.
Lithium Battery Elemental Pure Lithium Metal Smelter
Lithium Metal Smelter & Li Alloys Plant - Solid State Battery Grade Metal
In 2022-2023 TRU Group is engaged in a conceptual feasibility of a state-of-the-art elemental pure lithium metal smelter and lithium alloy plant. The TRU Group design of the lithium metal smelter will employ the most advanced and improved furnaces and methods for the production of battery grade lithium metal and alloy. The elemental pure lithium metal can be used in sollid state battery anodes, elsewhere in lithium-ion batteries and primary lithium batteries.Other specialty high grade lithium metal products will be produced. .
Washington State Graphite Coating Manufacturing Plant
From Mine through Manufacture SPG for Battery Anodes USA
TRU Group has completed a feasibility study for a spherical graphite processing plant including the integrated purification and coating facility. The manufacturing involves -
- coated spherical graphite for rechargeable li-ion battery anodes
- purified graphite >300 microns for graphite flexibles and converting
- highest purified graphite powders <20 microns friction & specialty products. TRU Group in 2020 are engaged by a major carbon producer, in the engineering of the most advanced graphite coating facility - from material through spherical coated graphite - using equipment produced in Japan, Korea, Europe and the United States. Also see
Novel Electric Vehicle Battery: North American Manufacture Plan Strategy, Planning and Financing
Lithium-ion Battery • New Graphite Li-fiber Battery Launch
TRU Group prepared technical development, commercialization strategies with technical and business plan for a company developing lithium-ion batteries to be made with a new Li-fiber [carbon-carbon graphite containing] anode. TRU Group Inc was working in high-tech use of graphite in the early 2000's when it assisted a start-up to search for financing for a revolutionary lithium-ion battery with a graphite containing carbon-carbon anode. This carbon fiber anode material material consists of carbon reinforcement fibers and a carbon matrix. Generally, the carbon-composite fibers provide strength and electrical and thermal characteristics, and the matrix provides structural integrity and fills voids between fibers. The Li-Fiber cell cathode is Lithium Cobalt Oxide and electrolyte Lithium Hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6). Ninety per cent of the material cost for li-ion cells is associated with five cell components – overcharge / over-discharge protection circuit, cathode (LiCoO2 or LiNiCoO2) and anode (MCMB carbon) materials, electrolyte (LiPF6), and separator. The need for over-charge / over-discharge protection circuits or devices contributes significantly to the cost of lithium-ion batteries. The li-fiber battery would not overheat even in high energy capacity applications and requires no significant electronic protection circuit or heat management.
China Lithium Ion Battery Factory Audit
Process & Quality Issues for USA Importer-User
TRU Group accompanied major American buyer of li-ion batteries on a manufacturing plant process and quality audit. Provided guidance on methods to improve battery factory automation for increased productivity as well as secure li-ion battery safety & quality standards to meet US consumer needs. TRU Group has undertaken similar engagements on battery plants in the United States.
TRU Group Lithium Battery Supply-Demand 2020 forecast was a major detailed assessment for Mitsubishi Corporation employing our team of lithium supply side and demand side experts. The supply analysis was in detail, by producer & resource, for both brine and minerals. The demand side analysis included TRU Group proprietary lithium consumption projections in all types and uses of batteries. Competitive producers of batteries (existing and aspiring) were compared. The detailed application outlook included demand in electric vehicles [including a comprehensive examination of electric vehicle EV and HEV, PHEV, PEV battery technology innovation and the readiness of lithium cell technology for this application. Lithium battery material use of cobalt, graphite and lithium were projected.
TRU Group Battery Engineering and Battery Manufacturing Engineers Engineering & Design is by American, Canadian or European certified licensed Professional Engineers. TRU Group Inc is a registered member of Professional Engineering Ontario Canada. and "Qualified Persons" Stock Market securities regulations (CRIRSCO, SEC USA NI 43-101 JORC) and PEO Canada.Join the TRU Group Lithium Battery Team
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