21st Century Energy Storage Manufacturer Achieves Certification During First Year of Plant Operations
Seattle, Washington March 05, 2013
EnerG2 (http://www.energ2.com), a Seattle-based company manufacturing advanced nano-structured materials for next-generation energy storage applications, today announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification.
A year after coming online, EnerG2's Albany, Oregon, facility remains the only manufacturing plant in the world dedicated to the commercial-scale production of engineered carbon materials destined for use in energy storage applications. This certification, covering all processes related to energy storage materials manufacturing and research and development activities, is a significant milestone that further demonstrates the increasing depth of EnerG2's materials manufacturing expertise.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) describes the 9001:2008 certification as: The requirements for a quality management system in which an organization must demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements; the organization must also enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement as well as adherence to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. This certification has been provided to both EnerG2 locations: the company's Seattle headquarters and its Albany manufacturing facility.
Says Phil Souza, Vice President of Manufacturing for EnerG2: "Since the Albany plant commenced operations in February 2012, we have been aggressively focused on cementing ourselves as a manufacturing company built to compete in the 21st Century. Our ISO 9001:2008 certification confirms that we are well on our way to achieving our goals as a quality-driven manufacturer."
EnerG2's 74,000-square-foot Albany operation leverages the company's proprietary Carbon Technology Platform (CTP) to produce engineered high-purity carbon materials for a wide range of energy storage applications. The CTP allows EnerG2 to manufacture best-in-class materials for batteries (Li-Ion anodes, Lead-acid additives, and other advanced chemistry electrodes) and ultracapacitors.
The EnerG2 manufacturing process controls the molecular structure and synthesis of these advanced materials at the earliest production stages. The proprietary process provides flexibility and reduced costs, all while maximizing the performance of the devices into which the materials are integrated. Delivering these tailored carbons to energy storage device manufacturers allows the manufacturers to increase device utilization and performance; as a result, they can offer end consumers a fundamentally better cost-for-performance tradeoff.
Adds Chris Wheaton, COO and co-Founder of EnerG2: "Since the Albany plant began operation in February 2012, we've established working relationships and partnerships with well over 100 significant companies across the globe who are focused on energy storage application development. Our ISO 9001:2008 certification makes it absolutely clear to our rapidly growing customer base that our energy storage materials and processes we use to manufacture them are and will continue to be of uncompromising quality and consistency."