Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) has announced that BOSCH (Robert Bosch Australia) will design and deliver a Graphene Aluminium Ion Battery manufacturing plant, helping GMG to commercialise their battery technology in Australia.
As a global provider of integrated production line solutions, automation, robotics and testing equipment, BOSCH will support GMG in learning and developing the automation of the battery assembly process. The results from the new GMG manufacturing plant will support the scaling of these into fully automated plants.
The intent is for BOSCH to become Graphene Manufacturing Group’s engineering, design and construction contractor for their near and long-term battery cell manufacturing facility needs.
“We are proud and excited to be partnering with BOSCH. They are a major, world leading company in this space with outstanding capability to help provide highly automated, efficient and reliable battery manufacturing plants,” GMG managing director and CEO Craig Nicol said.
“It has been great working with the BOSCH Australia team so far and we look forward to building a strong long-term partnership with them.”
“We are delighted to have been chosen by GMG as its long-term factory automation partner,” BOSCH Australia president Gavin Smith said.
“We are excited to bring Bosch’s world class technology and expertise to support GMG commercialise its innovative battery technology, with an automated coin cell manufacturing plant the first cab off the ranks.”
GMG’s commitment to an initial commercial battery manufacturing plant, which is planned to produce batteries in coin cell format, is expected to follow successful a commercial Graphene Aluminium Ion Battery prototype development and final investment decision. The location is expected to be in Australia, where GMG’s headquarters and existing operations are located.
The pilot plant equipment has been received and GMG intends to commence construction and commissioning shortly.
The company remains on track to develop a commercial prototype coin cell battery before the end of 2021, and continues to progress preparations for a commercial scale battery manufacturing facility in parallel.