We had a kick-off meeting for our BIOANODE project (Conversion of BIOmass resource from forest industry into hard carbons as greener sodium ion battery ANODE) at NTNU in Trondheim on June 14, 2023.
BIOANODE project (Conversion of BIOmass resource from forest industry into hard carbons as greener sodium ion battery ANODE, 341080) is a 3-year research project funded by the Research Council of Norway. WAI is the project owner and SINTEF Energy Research and Norwegian University of Science and Technology are our research partners.
The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway with 10 million NOK grant under the IPN funding scheme. This project is established as a joint undertaking between WAI Environmental Solutions AS (project owner and responsible), the Thermal Energy department at SINTEF Energy Research and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NTNU (research partners).
The overall objective of the BIOANODE project is to realize conversion of biomass resource from forest industry into hard carbons as anode materials for greener sodium ion battery production.
The project will include bioresource selection and pre-treatment, biocarbon production, hard carbon production, and hard carbon performance assessment. This project responds to EU and national battery strategies by focusing on sustainable production of affordable biobased anodes for sodium-ion batteries.
We are looking forward to contributing to the battery production value chain through adapting renewable raw materials, tuning the production process and reducing costs through this project.
WAI Environmental Solutions AS, WAI, (www.waies.no) is Norwegian technology company with headquarter in Tønsberg, focusing on development of biogenic carbon materials, pyrolysis and carbonization technologies, and carbon material production facilities under our brand name of CarbonWorks. WAI is also involved in several R&D projects involving syngas and biogas technology enhancement, and development of advanced biocarbon products for energy storage.
SINTEF Energy Research, SINTEF ER (https://www.sintef.no/en/sintef-energy/) is a part of the SINTEF Group, one of the largest independent research organizations in Europe. SINTEF ER is an institute for applied research focusing on finding solutions related to power production and conversion, transmission/distribution and the end use of conventional and renewable energy. SINTEF ER carries out fundamental and applied research within pyrolysis of biomass for producing biocarbon for different applications, upgrading and reusing process by-products and improving process efficiencies.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, (https://www.ntnu.edu/) has a main profile in science and technology. The Electrochemistry Group at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering works with both fundamental and industrially relevant problem tasks important for the continuous development of a research-based electrochemistry education. Together with SINTEF, the group has built up a large research laboratory within electrochemistry.