Heraeus Battery Technology opens Production Site at Rotterdam Plant One
New facility in the Netherlands will increase efficiency of EV battery technology
Heraeus Battery Technology, part of the German Technology Group Heraeus has opened a new production site in Rotterdam. The enhancement of battery and fuel cell performance is one of the key technologies for the future of electric vehicles. The new facility will enable Heraeus to deliver Porocarb: conductive macro-porous carbon materials that are specifically designed to enhance battery performance. Porocarb keeps the cell heating to a minimum and allows for longer discharge times. This improves both driving range and the life cycle of lithium-ion batteries. The technology can be implemented in electric and hybrid vehicles.
Heraeus sees scale-up opportunities in Rotterdam
The new Heraeus site is based in Plant One Rotterdam, one of the Dutch Centers for Open Chemical Innovation (COCi’s): locations with the specific aim to provide space to entrepreneurs, researchers and businesses to encourage them to innovate and commercially scale sustainable technologies of the future.
Heraeus decided to open in Rotterdam as it offers great logistic connections all over Europe and beyond, while also benefitting from one of the world’s largest chemical clusters. “Our state-of-the art, highly automated production facility enables efficient production and robust product quality. Our plant is located in one of the world’s largest chemical and logistic hubs and the main gateway to Western Europe.”
Solutions for the future
Heraeus is another great example of how the German and Dutch sectors of automotive, chemicals and materials, high tech and energy are continuously aiming to discover and scale solutions that can make our mobility, industry and consumer products more sustainable. The family-owned company with a long-term orientation and a natural focus on sustainability will find itself in good company in the Chemicals & Energy cluster of Rotterdam, close to leading research centers at TU Delft, TU Eindhoven and TNO. Offering the facilities, networks and mind-set for collaboration is at the heart of the Netherlands and can be a key enabler in the discovery, scale-up and implementation of new sustainable technologies.
Source: Heraeus24 August 2021