LUXEMBOURG — OCSiAl is launching a graphene nanotube synthesis facility near Belgrade, Serbia, in the first half of 2023. The company reports that the synthesis facility will become the core of the graphene nanotube industrial hub and will be accompanied by production lines of nanotube concentrates for various polymers and nanotube dispersions to boost energy density of electric vehicle batteries.

The graphene nanotube synthesis facility in Serbia will leverage OCSiAl’s unique production technology and is planned to have a 40 MT/year capacity. The new synthesis plant will contribute to lowering supply chain costs, and will make it possible to deliver European-produced nanotubes and nanotube industrial solutions to customers in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

The nanotube synthesis facility will include production lines of more than 40 nanotube-based concentrates and dispersions designed to simplify industrial handling of nanotubes and will be launched in sequence in 2022-2023. One drive of nanotube technology development is the market for electric vehicle batteries, as graphene nanotubes ultimately enable automotive industry transformation from internal combustion engines to batteries, by facilitating faster charge, longer range and lower cost of electric cars.

OCSiAl is also planning a larger nanotube manufacturing facility in Differdange, Luxembourg, in 2025, which will also help the company meet the growing demand for graphene nanotubes.

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