Magnetizable Concrete Paves The Way For EV Charging And Low-Cost Power Magnetics


MAGMENT magnetizable concrete materials—either cement- or asphalt-based—are a patented technology displaying the mechanical properties of conventional concretes due to the embedding of ferrite particles used as magnetic aggregates. These ferrite particles are obtained from recycled material from the ferrite industry and from the rapidly growing amount of electronic waste. It is worth noting that, unlike lithium, all chemical elements needed to produce this material (iron, manganese, zinc, calcium and aluminum) belong to the most abundant metals on Earth.

Magnetic concrete could make wireless EV charging affordable


With a material that is rather unusual in electrical engineering, start-up company Magment plans to revolutionize the inductive charging of electric vehicles: Magnetizable concrete. Above all, this would make automatic charging by means of coils in the roadway affordable. The technology is already being tested in several research projects.