Altris to manufacture cathode material in Sandviken


Sweden – Sodium-ion battery cathode producer Altris AB has today signed a deal with AB Sandvik Materials Technology to house the company’s first industrial scale manufacturing facility in Sandviken. The new facility, called ‘Ferrum’, will have the annual capacity to produce 2000 metric tonnes of Altris’ cathode material Fennac. Enabling 1GWh of sodium-ion batteries to enter the market each year.

The site for Ferrum was selected based on the infrastructure and onsite expertise that is available. The site also allows for upscaling of production in the years to come. Ferrum will be the first industrial home for the production of Fennac. A sodium-ion battery cathode material that is sustainable, due to the non-toxic and abundant elements it consists of. Whilst this type of material is not entirely new in itself, Altris has a new and patented method for manufacturing that uses low temperature and ambient pressure.

Third location

Work to establish production in the 1800 m2 Ferrum facility will begin in the spring of 2022. With the first output expected to materialise in early 2023. Sandviken becomes the third of Altris’ locations, joining the company’s Head Office and Research Laboratory in Uppsala and Sales Office in Guangzhou, China.