June 9, 2023: Morrow Batteries today opened its research and innovation hub that will spearhead further development of the company’s battery tech.
The Morrow Research Centre in Norway is at the University of Agder’s Campus in Grimstad and will produce small battery cells to validate and determine various battery components’ optimal composition and structure.
The facility spans 2,000m2 with an additional 1,700m2 of office space.
Morrow said the center is backed by an unnamed large European automaker through a joint development agreement.
The on-site research team will be responsible for advanced material testing and battery cell testing, including experimenting with new processes and materials.
The facility’s lab includes a dry room and equipment for making and testing active cathode materials and for conducting advanced analyses of materials, electrodes and battery cells.
Morrow is scheduled to start industrial-scale battery cells production at its gigafactory in Arendal, on Norway’s south coast, in 2024.
On May 12, the company agreed a loan deal of NOK567 million ($53 million) to support the gigafactory’s ongoing development.