UPDATED. 2020-08-07 21:08 (금)
Posco begins construction of synthetic graphite cathode factory 
Posco begins construction of synthetic graphite cathode factory 
  • Stan Lee
  • 승인 2020.07.02 18:49
  • 댓글 0
이 기사를 공유합니다

It will produce 16,000 tonnes per year starting in 2023
Image: Posco Chemical
Image: Posco Chemical

Posco Chemical has begun construction of its synthetic graphite cathode factory at Pohang, South Korea, on Thursday, the company said.

The company decided to invest 217.7 billion on to build the factory at a board meeting on March 30.

The factory will have an annual production rate of 16,000 metric tonnes __ enough to supply 420,000 electric vehicles running on 60kWh with traveling distances of over 340 kilometers per charge, Posco said.

The Pohang plant is expected to be complete in 2023 to began operations.

Poscho Chairman Choi Jeong-woo, LG Chem CEO Kim Myung-hwan, Posco Chemical CEO Min Kyung-jun were among the hundred that took part in the ground breaking ceremony.

Synthetic graphite is made by heating coke-beds at over 3,000 Celsius. Posco Chemical makes its own coke-bed through subsidiary PMC Tech. The graphite are more expensive than natural graphite and used in high-end batteries.

Previously, most of them were imported from Japan and China.

Posco Chemical will produce high-nickel anode, natural graphite cathode as well as synthetic graphite cathode once the new plant is complete, making it a complete materials provider, the company said.

The company plans to produce 105,000 metric tonnes of natural graphite cathode per year in 2023. It will produce 16,000 metric tonnes of synthetic graphite cathodes and 90,000 metric tonnes of anode materials in the same year, it also said, to increase global market share.


댓글삭제
삭제한 댓글은 다시 복구할 수 없습니다.
그래도 삭제하시겠습니까?
댓글 0
댓글쓰기
계정을 선택하시면 로그인·계정인증을 통해
댓글을 남기실 수 있습니다.

  • 816, Botanic Park Tower2, 213, Gonghang-daero, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 대표전화 : 82-2-2658-4707
  • 팩스 : 82-2-2659-4707
  • 청소년보호책임자 : Stan LEE
  • 법인명 : The Elec Inc.
  • 제호 : THE ELEC, Korea Electronics Industry Media
  • 등록번호 : 서울, 아05435
  • 등록일 : 2018-10-15
  • 발행일 : 2018-10-15
  • 발행인 : JY HAN
  • 편집인 : JY HAN
  • THE ELEC, Korea Electronics Industry Media Prohibiting unauthorized duplication,publishing,modification and distribution the material on this Site for any purpose.
  • Copyright © 2020 THE ELEC, Korea Electronics Industry Media. All rights reserved. mail to powerusr@thelec.kr
ND소프트