WAI Received 9.984 MNOK from the Research Council of Norway to Convert Biomass to Hard Carbon as Sodium Ion Battery Anode

WAI Received 9.984 MNOK from the Research Council of Norway to Convert Biomass to Hard Carbon as Sodium Ion Battery Anode

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 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.

WAI Environmental Solutions AS, WAI, (www.waies.no) is a Norwegian technology company with headquarter in Tønsberg, offering environmental solutions for pyrolysis treatment of organic materials. Industrial plants called CarbonWorks® produce metallurgical biocarbon and thermal- and electrical-energy. 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 part of the SINTEF Group, one of Europe’s largest independent research organizations. SINTEF ER is an institute for applied research dedicated to creating innovative energy solutions. SINTEF ER carries out basic and applied research within pyrolysis of biomass for increased process understanding and production of upgraded fuels.

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.