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BASF celebrates grand opening of Li-ion cathode materials production plant in Elyria, Ohio

BASF celebrated the grand opening of its new Li-ion cathode materials production plant in Elyria, Ohio.

Construction of the new cathode materials plant required an investment of more than $50 million, which was supported by a $24.6 million grant from the US DOE. In addition, BASF was selected as one of only two licensed suppliers of ANL-patented Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese (NCM) cathode materials, which employ a unique combination of lithium and manganese-rich mixed metal oxides. (Earlier post.) The materials being produced in Elyria leverage this advanced NCM chemistry, which is particularly well suited to the production of lithium-ion batteries for automotive and other high-end applications.

The operation in Elyria is supported by BASF battery materials research laboratories in nearby Beachwood, Ohio, and at the company’s headquarters site in Ludwigshafen, Germany.



LG is already providing NMC batteries to the Volt.. does LG pay royalties to the Argonne Labs?


I am sure the fair and balanced coverage by FOX on green energy funded under the recovery act will have them discussing the success of this battery material manufacturer. I am sure Senators Grassley and Thune will also be discussing this success.


Hope that they can become and remain competitive and keep up with future battery evolution.

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