Vianode opens battery R&D centre in Norway
Vianode has opened a research and development centre for sustainable battery materials in Norway. The company sees the commissioning of the “Vianode Technology Center” in Kristiansand as an “important step towards establishing a complete battery value chain in Norway for the European market”.
Elkem launches battery subsidiary ‘Vianode’
The Norwegian metal producer Elkem has founded an independent subsidiary under the name Vianode for the development and production of anode materials for electric car batteries. There is already one potential major customer.
Elkem considers battery materials plant in Norway
The Norwegian company Elkem has selected the Herøya Industrial Park as the site for a potential large-scale plant for battery material production. The Northern Recharge project aims to supply graphite as anode material in lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars.
Italy: Bolzano orders twelve Solaris FC buses
The Italian city of Bolzano was the first to purchase the Urbino 12 hydrogen H2 bus from Solaris. The fuel cell buses follow the battery-electric buses delivered last year. Solaris has also sold further battery-powered buses in Norway.