July 6, 2023: Morrow Batteries said on July 5 it had achieved an 86% yield of battery cells production at its customer qualification in South Korea just four months after opening.
CEO Lars Christian Bacher praised the results, saying industry standards put the initial average yield of new production lines at 70%.
Morrow started test production at Chungju-si (pictured) in February and has produced more than 600 prismatic cells with NMC battery chemistry.
The Norway-based battery maker said its industrial scale-up is now on track.
Morrow said it will produce a few hundred LFP batteries at B-sample stage during the summer.
The customer qualification plant will have a capacity of 2,000 battery cells per month.
Energy Storage Journal reported in May that Morrow had agreed a loan deal of NOK567 million ($53 million) to support development of its battery cells projects at Arendal in Norway, where production is to negin in 2024.
An investment decision to start on the next facility — the Eyde 1 14GWh per annum batteries production plant — will be taken in the first half of 2024.