Group14 Technologies, a provider of silicon-carbon composite materials for lithium-ion markets, has launched its first commercial-scale US factory to meet the demand for lithium-silicon anode materials. The 27,000-square- foot facility, located at Group14 HQ in Woodinville, Washington, will house a new R&D center and corporate offices, and is the first of several planned commercial manufacturing sites.
The company says the factory is capable of producing 120 tons per year of Group14’s lithium-silicon technology, SCC55TM, which can deliver up to 50% more energy density per volume than current lithium-ion batteries.
“We leveraged our team’s deep commercial manufacturing experience to prioritize process development and designing for cost from the beginning, which is key to scaling as rapidly as possible without sacrificing quality, performance and safety,” said CTO Rick Costantino. “The process to manufacture SCC55TM was designed from the start to be scaled quickly and efficiently, an approach that has kept us on track to bring our technology online to help power consumer electronics, EVs and more.”
Source: Group14 Technologies