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June 26, 2024

NOVONIX Granted Patent for All-Dry, Zero-Waste Cathode Synthesis

BRISBANE, Australia, June 27, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NOVONIX Limited (NASDAQ: NVX, ASX: NVX) (“NOVONIX” or “the Company”), a leading battery materials and technology company, today announced it has been granted a patent for its proprietary all-dry, zero-waste cathode synthesis technology in Japan. This patent (Patent JP7504195) furthers NOVONIX’s position as a leading provider of innovative technologies serving the electric vehicle and energy storage sectors by utilizing its all-dry, zero-waste cathode processing to produce high-quality single-crystal NMC powders. The Company currently has 10 families of cathode process patent applications in various stages of examination across different jurisdictions.

Dr. Chris Burns, CEO of NOVONIX, said, “NOVONIX’s cathode process is a groundbreaking innovation that offers a transformative method of cathode production, resulting in a more economical and environmentally sustainable cathode material. Obtaining patent protection for our proprietary process in Japan, a key market for the battery industry, is a significant milestone on our road to commercializing this technology.”

In September 2023, NOVONIX shared the results of an engineering study conducted by Hatch Ltd., a global engineering consultancy firm, on the Company’s cathode synthesis process. The report highlighted potentially significant cost and waste reduction improvements over the conventional cathode synthesis process. The study found that NOVONIX’s process may potentially reduce power consumption by an estimated 25% and practically eliminate waste byproduct generation over the conventional process. These factors contributed to a potential processing cost reduction of an estimated 50% (excluding material feedstock costs) and potentially lower capital costs by an estimated 30%.

The Company continues to utilize its pilot line capabilities to produce and sample various grades of mid- and high-nickel cathode materials based on the specifications of prospective commercialization partners.

This announcement has been authorized for release by NOVONIX Chairman, Admiral Robert J. Natter, USN Ret.

About NOVONIX

NOVONIX is a leading battery technology company revolutionizing the global lithium-ion battery industry with innovative, sustainable technologies, high-performance materials, and more efficient production methods. The Company manufactures industry-leading battery cell testing equipment, is growing its high-performance synthetic graphite anode material manufacturing operations, and has developed an all-dry, zero-waste cathode synthesis process. Through advanced R&D capabilities, proprietary technology, and strategic partnerships, NOVONIX has gained a prominent position in the electric vehicle and energy storage systems battery industry and is powering a cleaner energy future.

To learn more, visit us at www.novonixgroup.com or on LinkedIn and X.

For NOVONIX Limited
Scott Espenshade, ir@novonixgroup.com (investors)
Lori McLeod, media@novonixgroup.com (media)

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