Intellectual property

beLife’s lithium iron phosphate was initially developed by the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA). In 2008, a technology transfer agreement was signed with Prayon allowing the Belgian company to fully exploit CEA’s patented technology. Harnessing more than a century of industrial experience, Prayon successfully scaled up and achieved performance levels that outstripped laboratory results.

In May 2012, Prayon obtained a worldwide license for its product from LiFePO4+C Licensing AG.

LiFePO4+C Licensing (an affiliate of Clariant AG) represents patent owners Hydro-Québec (Canada), Université de Montréal (Canada) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France). The LFP patent rights associated with the license include worldwide protection for LFP technology, patents on the invention of basic LFP materials, carbon-coating patents usable with LFP materials and carbon coating process patents.

Prayon is the sixth company to get this licence from LiFePO4+C Licensing, which grants a limited number of sublicenses to suitable LFP/LMP producers capable to address the market demand with high quality products. beLife automatically benefits from this licence, meaning that customers have the freedom to operate and can use the LFP products in their batteries worldwide for all applications.

Prayon has developed its own intellectual property on LFP covering existing and future beLife products and processes.