Novonix Limited provided an update on production from its proprietary, continuous induction Generation 3 Furnaces at its Riverside, Tennessee facility. The Company previously reported its high-performance battery grade synthetic graphite met specification targets from its Furnaces. Production campaigns have been ongoing to provide both operating data and economic insight on this breakthrough technology.
In the most recent campaign, material was produced that met all specifications while also reaching the equipment design throughput targets. The Company will continue with production campaigns to collect more operational data and provide mass-production material for sampling to potential customers. The achievement of these milestones highlights the potential of the Company?s continuous induction Furnace technology in meeting production targets at competitive cost while reaching company's high-energy efficiency target with a near zero-emission process.
The Company is updating the engineering for both the process equipment and Riverside facility with an increased production target of up to 20,000 tonnes per annum (tpa), compared to the initial target of 10,000 tpa. This updated throughput will support KORE Power and other prospective customers with whom the Company is in discussions about product qualification, production timelines and potential supply agreements. The Company expects engineering work to confirm this full facility re-design to be completed in the first quarter of 2024 which will support the continued deployment of additional mass production equipment for the start of commercial production for KORE Power in late 2024.