Vianode has entered into a lease
agreement for an additional building at Heroya Industrial Park in Porsgrunn,
Norway for shortening the time to start production and increase overall
building has been secured through a lease agreement between Vianode and Herøya
Industrial Park and is located next to the site where Vianode plans to
establish the large-scale plant. It is intended for a fast-track option that is
being considered to address the strong demand from customers and to shorten
time to market. A fast-track plant will also represent a platform for further
technology and process development.
York, VP, Vianode, said that, their industrial pilot in Kristiansand, Norway is
now operational with over 200 metric tons of annual capacity available for
customer development with scaled up equipment. At the same time, there is an
acceleration in the market driving a need for larger volumes of industrially
produced materials earlier than expected. He added that their objective for a
fast-track plant is a response to that customer demand.
potential fast-track plant at Herøya can add an additional 5,000 metric tons of
production capacity, bringing Vianode’s total production at Herøya to
approximately 60,000 metric tons of synthetic graphite – equivalent to close to
1 million electric vehicles per year.
parallel, the Vianode organisation is growing and the company is looking to add
additional talent for those who want help “Empower a Greener Life”. Vianode is
creating long-term solutions for active anode materials in support of the clean
energy transition to energy storage for renewables and electric vehicles.
advanced battery materials increase safety and reduce charging time in electric
vehicles and other sophisticated energy storage applications.
Vianode, an Elkem company, is a
producer of sustainably engineered battery materials that increases safety and
reduces charging time in electric vehicles and enables better solutions for
energy storage applications.
Elkem is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced material
solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future. The company develops
silicones, silicon products and carbon solutions by combining natural raw
materials, renewable energy, and human ingenuity.
Source: Vianode Press Release