Batteries containing renewable wood get a boost
Publicerat 15 August, 2022
Stora Enso and Northvolt are joining forces to create the world’s first industrialised battery containing renewable wood, in form of lignin, from the Nordic forests. This will lower both the carbon footprint and the cost.
“The joint battery development with Northvolt marks a step on our journey to serve the fast-growing battery market with renewable anode materials made from trees. Our lignin-based hard carbon, Lignode by Stora Enso, will secure the strategic European supply of anode raw material, serving the sustainable battery needs for applications from mobility to stationary energy storage,” says Johanna Hagelberg, Executive Vice President for Biomaterials at Stora Enso, in a press release.
Both Stora Enso and Northvolt bring key components, competence, and expertise to the battery partnership. Stora Enso will provide its lignin-based anode material Lignode, while Northvolt will drive cell design, production process development, and scale-up of the technology.
Lignin is the material of the future
Lignin is found in all dry-land plants. It is one of the biggest renewable sources of carbon anywhere. The material is a major asset in the transition to a fossil-free society.
Like Stora Enso, LignoCity extracts kraft lignin. But in contrast, LignoCity is an open test and development facility that allows companies and innovators to develop their ideas at the test bed in Värmland, Sweden.