Under a MOU signed between Vianode and Morrow Batteries, Vianode will supply anode materials to Morrow Batteries’ lithium-ion battery cell unit in Arendal, Norway. With this move, the companies aim to exploit the synergies of their innovative production process and product design, to improve the performance and safety of battery cells.
Elkem has established a new firm called Vianode to develop sustainable and high-quality active anode materials for the growing electric vehicle industry. Under the freshly created company, a new pilot plant for advanced battery materials will be built in Kristiansand, Norway.
The aim of Elkem’s feasibility study is to assess the technical and economic feasibility of installing carbon capture at its plants in Bjølvefossen, Bremanger, Rana, Salten and Thamshavn in Norway. Aker Carbon Capture and Saipem along with Elkem will evaluate and study the different technological designs and solutions of a capture facility.
Elkem’s new investment aims to pilot an industrial biocarbon process for silicon and ferrosilicon production by making use of renewable biocarbon instead of fossil coal. The move is in line with the firm’s sustainable production strategy.