Australian battery anode company Talga Group and Switzerland technology firm ABB are set to develop and construct a lithium-ion battery anode production facility in Sweden.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the firms will see Talga’s Vittangi Anode Project built in northern Sweden.
Talga managing director Mark Thompson said the firms plan to build Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery anode production facility for more sustainable batteries.
The anode refinery is expected to begin production in 2023.
Under the MoU, ABB will supply a suite of production control and process solutions for Talga’s integrated lithium-ion battery anode operations.
In addition, the companies will work with its partners to provide engineering support for the Vittangi Anode Project Definitive Feasibility Study, due for completion March 2021, with the intent to execute binding agreements for construction and operations in future.