Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) has announced that it has commissioned its graphene aluminium-ion batteries in pouch cell format and that the first G+Al battery pouch cells have been manufactured.

With the addition of the pouch cell equipment to the existing pilot production and testing plant, GMG has made the Battery Development Centre operational, to enable the manufacturing of this technology for a wide variety of applications.

GMG's Managing Director and CEO, Craig Nicol, commented: "The commissioning of our pouch cell manufacturing equipment is another important milestone for GMG. It allows us to capitalize on the experience already gained with coin cell development and testing to open the avenues for our technology to a much broader application base. Much of the interest from prospective customers lies in our ability to productize the pouch cell, which can be found in a large range of end products ranging from personal and industrial appliances to grid batteries and EVs. Having our own fully equipped and staffed Battery Development Centre will further enhance our ability to co-innovate with partners that continue to express strong interest in the initial performance results and future potential of G+AI Batteries".

As previously announced, subject to successful commercial prototypes and a final investment decision, GMG aims to construct an initial commercial coin cell G+AI Battery manufacturing facility, followed by first production and sales of G+AI Batteries with the development of G+AI Batteries in pouch cell format occurring in parallel in the Battery Development Centre. The location of this initial commercial manufacturing facility is not yet decided but will likely be in Australia where GMG's headquarters and existing operations are located.