Stora Enso and Northvolt are joining hands to make lignin based anodes of Carbon. Scandinavian trees will be used as raw material to make hard carbon anodes for batteries.
Raw materials that are sourced sustainably and locally from Nordic countries are going to be used.
Stora Enso will provide the technology to convert wood into carbon-anodes.
while Northvolt will drive cell design, production process development and scaling-up of the prototype technology.
Lignin is one of the largest natural sources of carbon – it is derived from cellulose in trees.
Northvolt has to date secured more than $55 billion worth of contracts from key customers, including BMW, Fluence, Scania, Volkswagen, Volvo Cars and Polestar, to support its plans, which include establishing recycling capabilities to enable 50 percent of all its raw material requirements to be sourced from recycled batteries by 2030.
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