Elkem Establishes Vianode as a New Company and Brand Dedicated to Strategic Growth Opportunities for Advanced Battery Materials
Elkem/NO has successfully commissioned its industrial pilot for battery materials in Kristiansand starting industrial scale pilot production for customers. As the next step towards large-scale production, Elkem is now establishing Vianode as a new company and brand dedicated to develop and produce sustainable and high-quality active anode materials to meet the needs of the exponentially growing electric vehicles marketplace. “The production of battery materials represents one of our biggest growth opportunities. By commissioning the industrial pilot, we have taken a significant step in preparing our products for customers. By establishing Vianode as a dedicated company for advanced battery materials, we ensure full focus on developing this business and progressing the largescale battery plant towards a planned final investment decision in 2021”, said CEO of Elkem, Michael Koenig.