Work is set to begin at Samsung SDI Battery Systems (SDIBS) lithium-ion battery plant following the Korean firm’s official opening ceremony.
The company will begin operations to manufacturer EV batteries for the European, American and Chinese markets at the plant in Graz, Austria.
Austria-based battery research firm Varta Micro Innovation (Varta) has researched anode materials for lithium-ion batteries using a customised rolling-ball viscometer.
Varta researched the qualification and optimisation of new electrolytes such as silicon and discovered that the mobility of lithium-ions is greatly dependent on the viscosity of the electrolyte and that viscosity should be a key focus in technology research.
Australia’s flow battery maker RedFlow has signed a non-exclusive supply agreement with Austrian-based energy storage developer BlueSky Energy.
The agreement also gives RedFlow a presence in Europe with provided office space from BlueSky Energy in Austria.