B2RLaw has advised Johnson Matthey on its agreement with Axpo Polska Sp. Z.o.o. to have renewable electricity provided to the company's new factory in Konin, Poland.
According to B2RLaw, “JM’s battery cathode materials plant will be powered solely by electricity from renewable sources from day one of production. The factory is expected to commence commissioning in 2022 to supply automotive platforms for production in 2024. This will significantly reduce the plant’s carbon footprint and support Poland’s shift to a lower-carbon economy.” According to the firm, “the new plant in Konin represents a major step in the commercialization of eLNO, Johnson Mathey’s family of advanced, nickel-rich cathode materials designed for PHEV/BEV automotive battery applications. With production powered 100% by renewable energy, eLNO has the strong environmental credentials that contribute to a sustainable battery value chain.”
The Konin eLNO manufacturing plant, which is located on a 43-hectare plot, provides a manufacturing capacity of up to 100,000 metric tones per annum.
B2RLaw’s team included Senior Partner Rafal Zieba, Partners Pawel Gunia and Marcin Huczkowski, Counsel Agnieszka Wojciechowska, Senior Associate Agnieszka Roztoczynska-Groele, Associates Jacek Mizgier and Agnieszka Przybylowicz, and Junior Associate Aleksandra Bartoszewicz.
B2RLaw did not reply to our inquiry on the matter.