Morrow moving cells test line from Korea to Norway ahead of gigafactory start

Morrow moving cells test line from Korea to Norway ahead of gigafactory start

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March 21, 2024: Morrow Batteries said on March 19 its temporary battery cells customer qualification line (CQL) in South Korea (pictured) will soon be shipped to Norway — where it will become operational in the second half of this year.

The Norwegian battery developer has been producing A- and B-sample battery cells at the CQL in Chungju-si for early testing by OEMs.

The CQL will be installed at the same facility hosting Morrow’s cell gigafactory in Arendal, which is set to start mass production in the fourth quarter of this year.

Meanwhile, Morrow said it has achieved a 30% increased cycle life for its LFP batteries. Energy density has also been increased by 10%, the company claimed.

Since November last year, Morrow has shipped LFP samples to several potential customers for testing and validation. The company said it has adjusted and improved the cell chemistry composition, battery cell design structure, and production process.

The company will initially produce LFP batteries for the BESS and heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles markets.

Morrow started test production at Chungju-si in February 2023.