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GABC-WAGO Battery Value Chain Webinar
03/09/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
European demand for batteries is rising rapidly, due to technological transformations in the energy, industrial and transport sectors. In Europe alone, 500 GWh/annum of battery factories has been announced to be commissioned by 2025. Estimates expect precursor production to increase to around 17–fold by 2025. Existing battery value chains face significant governance challenges which threaten both their security and sustainability. Western Australia’s geological endowments, trusted governance framework and strong international relationships make it an ideal partner for international efforts to develop more resilient battery value chains.
Western Australia currently produces nine of the 10 mineral elements required to produce most lithium-ion battery anodes and cathodes, and has commercial reserves of graphite – the remaining element. Accelerating global demand presents Western Australia with a once-in-a generation opportunity to transition into a major processing, manufacturing and trading hub. Critical components in advanced battery production — precursor, anode, cathode, electrolyte — can be manufactured in Western Australia.
Join us to hear from leading Australian and European industry experts on the current status of the Western Australian battery industry and its aspirations for supplying to Europe’s burgeoning energy sector.
Topics will include:
- An overview of the Western Australian battery minerals industry
- Western Australian Government initiatives to enhance the supply chain value proposition.
- Opportunities for collaboration with industry and the commercialisation of research
Book for this free event here.