The Morrow Ecosystem is a comprehensive infrastructure that will enable the scaling of technologies based on customer specifications, ensuring that the final product meets the specific needs and requirements of the end user.
The result is a fully integrated development and commercialisation process that spans the entire value chain, from research and development to mass production and customer delivery.
The Morrow Research Centre (MRC), located on the campus of the University of Agder in Grimstad, will offer world-leading technology and enable test production of battery cells for use in the European automotive industry and other segments requiring high performing battery cells. It will become a hub for innovation in the battery industry by bringing together companies, researchers, and students to drive the development of advanced battery technologies.
The MRC will be Morrow's centre of excellence, covering the entire value chain from research and design to manufacturing and distribution, creating a dynamic ecosystem for battery production, gradually scaling and tuning the design, and preparing for further scaling at the Morrow Cell Factory which is located just 20 minutes away.
The Customer Qualification Line (CQL) in Korea has a capacity of 2,000 battery cells per month. While building the factory in Arendal, our CQL serves two main purposes: 1) production of TRL7-stage technologies, and 2) production of A and B sample battery cells to potential customers to be used in the customer qualification process.
The CQL will be transferred to Arendal when the Morrow Cell Factory is ready and renamed to the Morrow Development Centre (MDC). MDC will have its own facilities on the factory site at Eyde Energy Park where our battery cells will be tested, scaled, and made ready for mass-production.
Our Active Material Pilot (AMP) in collaboration with Topsoe, will play a crucial role in producing active materials necessary for the Morrow Cell Factory (MCF) and future gigafactories Eyde 1, Eyde 2 & Eyde 3.
Topsoe brings exceptional R&D capabilities and decades of experience in perfecting chemistry for energy-efficient technologies to our partnership, and the AMP will pilot the LMNO active material production process to scale our mass production capabilities over the next couple years.
The Morrow Cell Factory (MCF), located at the Eyde Energy Park in Arendal, is under construction by Veidekke. The facility will demonstrate mass-production capability and scale-up while supplying ready-to-use battery cells for customer applications and qualification purposes.
The facility will be equipped with similar production equipment as the gigafactories Eyde 1, Eyde 2 & Eyde 3, allowing for valuable battery production experience focusing on production processes and quality management.
The various facilities that make up the Morrow ecosystem will be fully integrated to optimise and accelerate innovation and product development. The Morrow Research Centre will be the focal point for product development, and its collaboration with the Morrow Cell Factory will be crucial in developing and verifying new products with customers.
Through this process, Morrow aims to cover the entire spectrum of battery cell development, ranging from established to emerging technologies, ultimately bringing the full range of cell technologies to mass production in the gigafactories.