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Group14 begins construction of second US silicon battery materials factory

Battery manufacturer Group14 Technologies has begun the construction of its second commercial-scale Battery Active Materials (BAM-2) factory in Moses Lake, Washington.

The 1 million-square-foot campus will manufacture commercial quantities of SCC55, together with the BAM-1 factory in Woodinville, Washington. SCC55 is a stable silicon-carbon composite anode with five times the capacity of graphite, which affords up to 50% more energy density than conventional graphite for lithium battery anodes, according to the company.

The BAM-2 factory in Moses Lake will begin with two large-scale manufacturing modules, each capable of delivering 2,000 tons per year of SCC55. The production lines for the two initial modules are expected to come online and begin manufacturing SCC55 for customers in 2024.

“Boosting the nation’s global competitiveness in battery manufacturing comes down to strengthening domestic supply chains, which is why we are ramping up our second US factory at the speed in which we need to see innovation scale,” said Rick Luebbe, CEO and co-founder of Group14 Technologies.

Source: Group14

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