GEM(Taixing) new product research institute of cobalt business was established in March 2020, relying on GEM(Jiangsu) Cobalt Industry Corporation Ltd. The Institute consists of the Engineering Experiment Center, the Analysis and Testing Center and the Lithium-ion Battery Testing Laboratory. The Engineering Experiment Center is dedicated to the technical research of new cobalt products. The Analysis and Testing Center is responsible for the analysis and testing of R&D products and products of mass production, and the development of advanced and precise testing technologies. The R&D team has 1 group leader , 3 R&D personnel with doctoral degree, and more than 10 R&D personnel with master's degree. The institute has introduced more than 100 sets of advanced equipment such as scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffractometer, atmosphere roller kiln, reaction kettle, and electrochemical testing system. The advanced experimental equipments realize the seamless connection from lab trial, pilot test to industrialization scale for the development of new products, new processes and new technologies of cobalt products, providing technical support for the development of Taixing Industry Park and the technological upgrading of the chemical system of cobalt-nickel raw materials in other industry parks of the Corp.
The Institute is committed to the R&D concept of “Develop the world-leading experimental technology for new material engineering to serve the world’s new energy”. A number of key technologies of doped tricobalt tetraoxide products have been overcome with remarkable scientific achievements. The Institute undertakes the transformation project of scientific and technological achievements in Jiangsu Province and successfully obtained the recognition of three provincial-level R&D platforms: Jiangsu Enterprise Technology Center, Jiangsu High Performance Lithium Battery Cathode Material Engineering and Technology Research Center and Jiangsu Engineering Research Center of Cathode Material for High-end Energy Storage Device.