Its work with the University of British Columbia is now focusing on a scalable process to upgrade metallurgical silicon from MGX's silicon projects to battery-grade silicon anode for use in batteries, the company said in a statement.
It comes as the phase 1 assessment of the silicon from the projects is now complete.
MGX has three silicon projects in southeastern British Columbia - Koot, Wonah and Gibraltar.
"MGX and UBC are working together to develop next-generation Li-ion batteries capable of quadrupling energy density from current 100 Wh/kg up to 400 Wh/kg for use in long-range electric vehicles and grid storage," the Vancouver-based firm said.
A viable replacement
MGX says the developed silicon anode will serve as a viable replacement over the present graphite anode and enable higher-energy-density lithium-ion batteries for numerous applications, including electric vehicles, grid storage and telecommunications.
The program with the University of British Columbia is due to last two years.
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