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Morrow Batteries aim to realise the first prismatic LNMO battery cell in the world early 2024
Morrow Batteries (“Morrow”) is proud to announce that it expects to produce the first next-generation LNMO-X batteries at its Customer Qualification Line during Q1 2024. The cell is a world-first with the configuration of this material.
Lithium Nickel Manganese Oxide (LNMO) technology replaces cobalt with cheap and abundant manganese as a scaffold to better use the lithium and nickel inside the battery cell. This means that the batteries are significantly more sustainable than existing technology, and the company can now create batteries that are not only more environmentally friendly but also more cost-effective.
“To succeed in the energy transition and build a sustainable energy system, we must develop better cell technology and chemistry. This is the most significant step towards realising that ambition yet. I am proud of this tremendous achievement for our research team and all of Morrow. This truly carries our “DNA”,” says CEO Lars Christian Bacher of Morrow.
Morrow’s work on LNMO battery cell technology started two years ago, with the team having made significant progress the last year. The company can now not only produce LNMO electrodes in lab-scale, but in kilometres under industrial conditions. The prototype cells have also passed all safety tests.
LNMO cells made by Morrow will be branched into two product offerings. The first cells, LNMO-X, can supercharge heavy mobility (trains, trucks, and ferries) and the long-life Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) markets.
“We are continuously improving this technology and have achieved faster and safer supercharging than we thought possible, which greatly improves performance under more challenging conditions such as cold weather. Partners and customers are very excited and have shown great interest in learning more about this R&D milestone,” says Co-Founder and CTO Rahul Fotedar of Morrow.
Morrow Batteries is planning the pilot production of prismatic cells with this technology at the Customer Qualification Line currently located in Korea, adjusting the last design details and getting ready for production.
Morrow Batteries ASA (Morrow) is an industrial battery technology company on a mission to develop and deliver next-generation batteries with cathode material (LNMO). These batteries replace cobalt, reduces nickel and lithium, and maximizes the use of clean and abundant manganese. Founded in 2020 and headquartered in Arendal, Norway, the company now counts 130+ battery specialists across four offices internationally. Learn more at morrowbatteries.com and @MorrowBatteries on LinkedIn.