EnerG2’s new plant will make nanotech battery components

The company uses proprietary processing technology to build nanostructured carbon materials with ultra-high surface areas and ultra-high purity levels.

 

Energy storage specialist EnerG2 cut the ribbon for a new manufacturing facility for EV battery components in Albany, Oregon this week. The company uses proprietary processing technology to build nanostructured carbon materials with ultra-high surface areas and ultra-high purity levels. The super-carbon is used in a variety of energy storage applications, including ultracapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, and advanced lead acid batteries.

At full capacity, the EnerG2 plant is expected to produce enough carbon material for 60,000 EV batteries per year. Supported in part by $21.3 million in funding from the DOE, it’s one of 30 advanced battery and electric drive manufacturing facilities supported by the Recovery Act.

"In his 2013 Budget Proposal, the President laid out a blueprint for a stronger economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, and skills for American workers," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "The Department's support for EnerG2 is an example of how we are supporting the commercialization of innovative technologies and revitalizing U.S. manufacturing."

 

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