Epsilon Advanced Materials takes over battery centre in Germany

Epsilon Advanced Materials is following Johnson Matthey's footsteps in Moosburg, Germany, and is moving into a technology centre for LFP cathode materials built by the British company.

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According to a statement from Epsilon Advanced Materials (EAM), the plant in Moosburg is suitable for the production of LFP and LMFP cathodes on a laboratory and pilot scale and is intended to accelerate the company’s plans to set up LFP cathode production in India. The division’s cathode material plant there is scheduled to commence operations this year. EAM is talking about a planned output of 100,000 tonnes of LFP cathode material by 2030.

According to the Indian company, the Moosburg plant has a versatile pilot plant in which new materials can be validated. “This acquisition reaffirms our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions to the evolving EV battery market,” says Vikram Handa, Managing Director of EAM. “The advanced technology center in Moosburg strategically positions us to lead the industry in cathode material manufacturing.”

EAM claims that the Moosburg centre will soon enable it to produce both cathode and anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. According to the company, it is planning to build an anode material plant in Bellari, India, for the equivalent of around 100 million euros. In addition, a factory for graphite anode materials in Brunswick County, USA, and a graphite processing plant in Vaasa, Finland.

EAM owes its new presence in Germany to the surprising withdrawal of the British chemicals group Johnson Matthey from the battery materials business for the automotive industry in 2021. The British company sold parts of this business to the EV Metals Group and Nano One Materials in 2022.



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