Capturing the opportunity in electrification

Capturing the opportunity in electrification

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has successfully served the automotive industry for 50 years and has gained a leading position in engine filtration worldwide. As electrification is rapidly changing the industry landscape, Ahlstrom-Munksjö is closely following the market development and innovating fiber-based solutions for energy storage applications.

Demand for energy storage is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, driven by vehicle electrification, a shift towards renewable energy, increasing demand in stationary applications, and effective electricity supply chain management.

In Europe, the European Union is driving the delivery of greener vehicles and mobility system solutions through Europe Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVI), a  Public-Private Partnership (cPPP). EGVI cPPP brings together European Green Vehicles Initiative Association (EGVIA) and the European Commission services. Covering all vehicles from passenger cars, trucks, and buses to two-wheelers and new vehicles concept, the EGVI cPPP aims to decrease CO2 emissions by 60% by 2050.

Storage and security of supply

To keep a balance between the supply and demand of electricity, energy needs to be saved in large amounts ranging from just a few seconds to longer periods such as days to stabilize fluctuations in demand and supply. By storing energy, we can also improve efficiency and integrate more renewable energy sources into our grids. This could also make supply more secure and lower costs to consumers.

Batteries are key devices in storing energy and thus crucial enablers to reduce carbon dioxide emission. Therefore global demand for batteries is expected to grow very rapidly over the coming years, making the batteries market segment a strategic pillar of the global energy market.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö solutions for energy storage

Fiber-based materials are widely used in energy storage devices, and thanks to the Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s extensive expertise in cellulose, microglass and specialty nonwoven materials, the company is developing a complete range of solutions for our customers.

In 2020, Ahlstrom-Munksjö introduced the FortiCell® product platform of fiber-based energy storage solutions. The first product launch included a complete range of solutions for lead-acid batteries, and we are aiming to introduce an offering for lithium-ion batteries with better temperature resistance and improved safety aspects in the future. Stay tuned for more electrifying news!