Graphene Manufacturing Group expects to commission its graphene aluminium-ion (G+AI) battery pilot production and testing plant this month.
The Company has also committed additional funding to allow the plant in Brisbane, Australia, to produce pouch pack cell format batteries in addition to the previously announced coin cell format.
This addition to the facility is intended to accelerate the development of G+AI pouch packs and allow early collaboration with some of the company’s major customer prospects and their specific requirements.
Pilot production of a prototype coin cell battery is targeted before the end of this year, with a commercial prototype pouch battery targeted before the end of 2022.
Subject to successful commercial prototypes and a final investment decision, GMG could build a commercial coin cell G+AI battery manufacturing facility.
The location of this manufacturing facility is not yet decided but will likely be in Australia where GMG’s headquarters and existing operations are located, say the firm.
GMG’s managing director and CEO, Craig Nicol, said: “We are excited to shortly be able to develop, manufacture and test our own G+AI battery coin cell and pouch packs in-house, in continued collaboration with the University of Queensland.
“This will allow us to potentially accelerate the development of our batteries, work with our future customers and further build on our internal expertise.
“Our new headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, will enable GMG to have graphene manufacturing, graphene fluid blending, the G+AI Battery pilot plant, as well as our global headquarters all under one roof which will greatly enhance our overall efficiency.”