What does LiFePO4 mean?

LiFePO4 stands for Lithium (Li) Iron (Fe) Phosphate (PO4), and is the specific type of lithium battery that we build here at Dakota Lithium. LiFePO4 batteries are highly regarded for their resiliency and long life compared to other lithium battery chemistries. For example, a Dakota Lithium-Iron-Phosphate battery will have a lifespan of 2,000 recharge cycles vs. 400-500 charges for the traditional lithium battery (like the one in your cell phone). We focus on building batteries with the longest lifespan because it provides the greatest value for you, the customer, and creates less e-waste, which helps our community and our planet.

Here’s a few more reasons why we love LiFePO4:

  • Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) is the most safe and stable lithium battery chemistry. Unlike other lithium batteries LiFePO4 does not catch fire or explode.
  • LFP is Cobalt free. Cobalt is a rare earth element that is sourced from war torn Congo. Money from Cobalt mining in the Congo fuels conflict. Cobalt is the blood diamond of the battery trade.
  • LFP is affordable. By using common chemical compounds LFP batteries are a lower cost energy storage solution compared to other lithium chemistries.

In fact, we love LiFePO4 so much that we developed our own patented LFP nanoparticles (also called nano powder), used to build exceptionally long lasting batteries. Learn more about Dakota Nanotech here.

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