Westborough, MA & Hopkinsville, KY – Ascend Components has introduced designs to commit $310 million in Phase 1 and up to $1 billion in excess of multiple phases to assemble a sustainable lithium-ion battery resources facility in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, with groundbreaking expected in the fourth quarter of 2022.
The initial-of-its-form producing facility, dubbed “Apex 1”, will house the company’s progressive Hydro-to-Cathode™ immediate precursor synthesis method engineering, which will acquire in black mass from recycled electric vehicle batteries and develop plenty of lithium-ion battery precursor and sustainable cathode active materials to equip up to 250,000 electric motor vehicles for each 12 months.
In comparison to regular cathode production, this shut-loop creation process generates considerably less squander and carbon emissions. Apex 1 will have chemical recycling abilities and an on-internet site wastewater treatment facility.
The 500,000-square-foot Apex 1 facility, located on far more than 140 acres in Commerce Industrial Park II in Hopkinsville, will get started functions in late 2023. With the probable enlargement phases, the facility could use up to 400 individuals in a broad selection of positions, together with engineers, chemists, warehouse associates, and manufacturing operators.
All through building and the initially ten years of procedure, the task is predicted to have a likely economic impression of $4.4 billion in Kentucky.
O’Kronley said that the corporation thought of much more than fifty destinations for this facility, but only the Hopkinsville locale fulfilled all requirements. The area supplies effortless accessibility to transportation, renewable energy, and a assorted workforce. Another important requirement was proximity to electrical car suppliers and lithium-ion battery factories in the southeast United States.
Ascend Elements, headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, is revolutionizing the manufacturing of lithium-ion battery supplies by creating a sustainable offer chain making use of recycled feedstock.
Its Hydro-to-Cathode™ technological innovation immediately synthesizes new cathode energetic materials from spent lithium-ion cells additional successfully than traditional strategies, ensuing in reduce prices, enhanced general performance, and lessened GHG emissions.
Ascend Aspects is advancing the lithium-ion battery market with a sustainable, shut-loop battery economy by cutting down the number of batteries despatched to landfills and making use of a cleaner producing approach.
Furthermore, the Ascend Factors Foundation 1 battery recycling facility in Covington, Georgia is a sizeable supply of recycled battery feedstock (black mass) for the Apex 1 facility.