Stora Enso’s pilot plant for producing carbon battery products now functional

Stora Enso [NASDAQ Helsinki-STERV] today revealed that its pilot center for producing bio-based carbon products from lignin has actually begun operations. This follows the business’s EUR 10 million financial investment revealed in2019 Pilot production of Lignode ® by Stora Enso, wood-based carbon for batteries, is presently being increase. Applications consist of electrical cars and customer electronic devices in addition to massive energy storage systems.

The international battery market is predicted to grow significantly over the next years as battery manufacturers look for more sustainable products for the electrification of movement. Considering that sustainability is ending up being a leading concern for the automobile market, vehicle producers and battery manufacturers are focusing greatly on decreasing carbon emissions in electrical cars and trucks.

Today, fossil-based carbon is utilized in the anodes of rechargeable batteries. By transforming lignin separated from wood into carbon-based anode products, the artificial and non-renewable graphite product can be changed.

” With our pilot plant now increase operations, Stora Enso is going into a brand-new worth chain in providing more sustainable anode products for batteries. With Lignode, we can supply a bio-based, cost-competitive and high-performance product to change the traditionally utilized graphite. To serve the fast-growing anode products market, we are now checking out tactical collaborations to speed up scale-up and commercialisation in Europe,” states Markus Mannström, Executive Vice President of Stora Enso’s Biomaterials department.

The pilot plant for bio-based carbon products lies at Stora Enso’s Sunila production website in Finland, where lignin has actually been industrially produced because2015 The biorefinery’s yearly lignin production capability is 50 000 tonnes, making Stora Enso the biggest kraft lignin manufacturer on the planet.