31.05.2022

Elkem Silicon Products at AABC 2022

Germany, 31st of May 2022: Elkem Silicon Products will take part in AABC Europe in Mainz, Germany. Our team will showcase our premium Silgrain® silicon powder for batteries and present Elkem's environmental, social and governance approach to doing business.

AABC Europe

This event reunites battery experts from top automotive OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) - such as General Motors, Hyundai and Panasonic, just to name a few - and their main suppliers, analysing the emerging trends and innovative technologies that are defining the development of vehicle electrification.

European countries and international automotive OEMs are increasingly committing to vehicle electrification and eMobility. The 2022 AABC Europe event in Mainz provides coverage of the research and innovation that pushes results and upholds the next generation of electric vehicle batteries.

Silgrain®

Elkem has tight control over the whole value chain of our Silgrain® silicon powder, from quartz to completed Silgrain® product, based on a century of metallurgical knowledge and manufacturing. This enables excellent purity and specific attributes in terms of size and chemistry, as well as efficient and highly stable large-scale manufacturing. Our Silgrain® is made in a proprietary and environmentally friendly hydropower-based method at the Elkem Bremanger facility on Norway's west coast.

Silgrain® e-Si is a collection of silicon properties created particularly for the manufacture of silicon-based anodes for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Silgrain®, our specialty silicon, has even landed on Mars! Our Bremanger factory produces Silgrain® e-Si products, which have a purity of 99.8%. The properties of the e-Si are tailored to specific processes and technologies, which are often developed in close cooperation with clients and partners.

ESG in Elkem

Environmental, social and governance factors are at the center of Elkem's business strategy, minimising negative environmental impact, empowering people and adding value to stakeholders globally.

For Elkem Silicon Products, reducing harmful environmental impact throughout the value chain is crucial. This is being done by adopting a more circular way to work, doing life cycle analyses on our products and favoring renewable energy sources throughout production. Elkem's global climate strategy outlines our plans to reduce our carbon footprint by employing more renewable carbon sources and developing innovative manufacturing processes. Ecovadis, one of the world's largest and most renowned compilers of firm sustainability ratings, has ranked Elkem among the top 1% of worldwide corporations in terms of sustainability this year. The path to sustainability is never-ending, and Elkem is committed to continuing to work toward it, with high targets like growing the worldwide biocarbon share to 50% by 2030.

Elkem Silicon Products is eager to meet you at the AABC Europe, booth 48.

For more information about the event, please visit: AABC Europe | 13-15 June 2022 | Mainz, Germany | Advanced Automotive Batteries (advancedautobat.com)