Johnson Matthey, the auto battery and catalyst provider, mentioned its new battery cathode supplies plant in Konin, Poland, can be powered solely by electrical energy from manufacturing begin.
It signed a contract with Axpo, a European producer and marketer of photo voltaic and wind renewable power, to produce the brand new manufacturing unit which is scheduled for commissioning in 2022 to produce automotive platforms for manufacturing in 2024.
“Utilizing 100% renewable power will considerably cut back the plant’s carbon footprint and help Poland’s shift to a decrease carbon financial system,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement.
The brand new plant will advance commercialisation of eLNO, JM’s household of nickel cathode supplies designed for PHEV/BEV automotive battery purposes.
“With manufacturing powered 100% by renewable power, eLNO has the sturdy environmental credentials that contribute to a sustainable battery worth chain,” the provider added.
Johnson Matthey mentioned this was a primary step in its plan to spend money on partnerships to develop new, long-term, renewable power provide because the battery supplies enterprise expands capability.
Christian Guenther, chief government, battery supplies, mentioned: “Making battery supplies is an power intensive course of. When working at goal capability, our Konin plant will considerably improve JM’s general power consumption, so it is essential that we minimise its carbon footprint from the outset to make sure a sustainable battery worth chain.”
The provider is a member of the International Battery Alliance and helps the GBA’s 10 ideas for a sustainable battery worth chain.