UK-based battery technology developer Britishvolt has signed a memorandum of understanding [MoU] with Chinese firm BTR, covering the supply of synthetic graphite and silicon oxide to be used in selected phases of its battery manufacturing processes.
The anode material will apparently be produced using renewable energy. BTR says it plans to build a sustainable manufacturing footprint in Europe that will both bring the production of these materials closer to the Britishvolt Gigaplant in Northeast England, while also reducing embedded carbon in the company’s supply chain and utilizing base materials from upstream supply chains in the UK.
Timon Orlob, global chief Operating officer, Britishvolt, commented, “I am delighted to announce this partnership with one of the industry’s very best suppliers. Not only do we benefit from the technical expertise of BTR, now and in the future, but we also benefit from their global strategy concerning their manufacturing location and up-stream material plans. We were always committed to shape global supply chains, and with this collaboration with BTR we are achieving that.”