Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Amprius Technologies has signed a letter of intent to build a 775,000-square-foot facility in Brighton, Colorado. The factory is expected to be operational in 2025, and will be built in phases. The first phase will have an annual capacity of 500 MWh. Capacity could potentially be expanded to as much as 5 GWh within the initial footprint.
The company selected Colorado for its facility following an extensive evaluation of key criteria across three states. The location has a 1.3-million-square-foot existing factory site equipped with the electric power and structural layout ideal for a GWh-scale lithium-ion battery factory, reducing expected build-out costs. Also, the site is near essential materials and critical transportation infrastructure.
“The selection of Colorado for our GWh-scale factory marks an important milestone for Amprius,” said Dr. Kang Sun, CEO of Amprius Technologies. “Increasing production to meet the substantial market demand for our silicon anode lithium-ion technology remains a priority, and we are confident this factory will allow us to scale and effectively serve the electric mobility market.”
Source: Amprius Technologies