Anodes and Cathodes (Litarion®)
Electrovaya found its first volume customer for graphite NMC lithium-ion electrodes produced by its brand new subsidiary Litarion GmbH acquired recently from Evonik.
Leclanché S.A. intends to use those materials in large-format lithium-ion cells. According to the press release, those cells will be designed for energy storage systems and industrial applications.
Earlier, Litarion was supplying electrode materials to Li-Tec (Daimler and Evonic joint venture), which produced automotive cells for smart fortwo ED.
"This agreement is the result of several months of joint collaboration and sees two of Europe's largest lithium ion production capacities increasing their collaboration."
Pierre Blanc, Leclanché's Chief Technical and Industrial Officer commented:
"I am delighted that we have concluded this agreement with Litarion GmbH, whose electrode development and production capability is world class. Through this agreement two of Europe's largest lithium ion manufacturing capabilities are tightening their relationship to offer the market leading electrochemical storage systems. The combination of Litarion's capabilities in electrode manufacturing, and Leclanché's state of the art cell manufacturing using our proprietary manufacturing and separator technology have resulted in lithium ion cells with outstanding performance. Through this agreement we further secure this collaboration."
André Mecklenburg, Litarion´s Chief Operational Officer commented:
"The last six months has been a period of constant change at Litarion GmbH. Shifting from a one-hundred-percent supplier to the automotive industry, we are now focusing on the emerging market of energy storage systems and industrial applications.
We are extremely happy having this supply contract with Leclanché, fitting excellently in our new core field of business. We are confident that the combination of our high performance electrodes together with Leclanché´s outstanding cell assembly know-how will lead to joint commercial success."