Lithium-ion gigafactory firm Morrow Batteries has signed a deal with US cell developer EoCell to commercialise a prismatic battery for the automotive industry
The Master Development Agreement will see the firms collaborate on a battery that can be produced at a higher enough scale to meet electric vehicle manufacturers’ demand.
The agreement encompasses all phases of product development including material screening, battery design and development, testing and commercialisation.
The first generation of products are expected to be completed in time for the opening of the first production line in Morrow’s 42GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Eyde Energy Park in Arendal municipality, Norway.
Founded in 2020, Norway-based Morrow expects the first module of the gigafactory to be operational at the end of 2024.
EoCell specialises in high-energy nano-silicon anode materials, innovative electrolyte technologies, and advanced graphite, silicon, and solid-state batteries.
Founded in 2015, EoCell has capabilities to do material screening work for cell development, electrode formulation design, and any type of cell design necessary to produce a high-quality battery cell.
Michael Loh, chief executive officer of EoCell, said: “What Morrow has been able to accomplish since their founding in 2020 is phenomenal. We believe they are poised to become one of Europe’s largest battery producers with a focus on sustainable production facilities powered with clean green energy.
“We are excited to partner with them to develop their first generation best-in-class battery for the EV market and look forward to collaborating on additional projects with them in the future.”