Charged EVs | Anovion seeks to safe North American provide chain for artificial graphite
A brand new firm has joined the rising North American battery materials trade. Anovion has been launched with “key belongings contributed by associates of Amsted Graphite Supplies,” and the acquisition of the battery supplies division of Pyrotek, a producer of artificial graphite anode materials.
The corporate boasts a capability for anode powder graphitization of 5,000 tpa (tons every year), which it claims is the most important in North America right this moment. An growth plant, deliberate to launch by 2025, will enhance capability as much as 50,000 tpa.
Anovion makes use of “confirmed, dependable, scalable graphitization expertise to make sure a product with excessive crystallinity and low impurities.”
“Lengthy-life batteries want high-purity, extremely constant anode materials that drives robust desire for artificial graphite,” mentioned Ian McCallum, Chief Development Officer at Anovion (previously a VP at Amsted Graphite Supplies). “Our built-in, 100% home provide chain contains US-sourced uncooked supplies in addition to a number of manufacturing operations, analysis and growth hubs, and different workplace places all through the nation.”
“Artificial graphite is essential to the USA’s migration to an electrified future,” mentioned Eric Stopka, CEO of Anovion. “However international producers, overwhelmingly from China, have managed the worldwide provide of anode materials. Launching Anovion is a large step towards securing the availability chain of our electrified future in the USA and all through North America.”
Anovion says its pilot operations embody a proprietary thermal remedy course of that brings its direct emissions to close zero, and makes use of clear, cost-effective hydroelectric energy.
“Anovion makes use of superior applied sciences and follows environmentally accountable manufacturing practices that yield excessive purity and distinctive high quality with out compromising throughput,” mentioned Dr. Jeremy Schrooten, VP of Expertise at Anovion (previously of Pyrotek).