NOVONIX has announced that a life-cycle assessment of its GX-23 synthetic anode graphite product has been reviewed and confirmed by independent experts as compliant with ISO-14040:2006 and ISO-14044:2006 standards.
Minviro, a sustainable mining specialist, performed the life-cycle assessment. According to NOVONIX, the “GX-23 synthetic anode graphite Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) clearly demonstrated an approximate 60% decrease in global warming potential (GWP) relative to the conventional anode-grade synthetic graphite produced from Inner Mongolia, China and an approximate 30% decrease in GWP when compared to the anode-grade natural graphite in Heilongjiang Province, China.”
NOVONIX says the life-cycle assessment “also reported an approximate 67% reduction in GWP in NMC-811 batteries using NOVONIX synthetic graphite, which is roughly 2.5 times better than the conventional synthetic graphite produced from Inner Mongolia.”
“There was an approximate 40% reduction in GWP in LFP batteries using NOVONIX synthetic graphite versus natural graphite from Heilongjiang Province,” according to NOVONIX.
“This LCA also helps to illuminate our continued path forward to further reduce the environmental footprint of ourselves and our customers, through the creation of the first US domestic supply chain of battery grade synthetic graphite,” says CEO and co-founder of NOVONIX Dr. Chris Burns.