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BTR to build lithium battery ternary cathode material plant in Morocco

China-based BTR New Material Group signed an investment agreement with the Moroccan government to erect a lithium battery ternary cathode material facility in the country.

The venture aims to cater to the surging demand in global markets while broadening the battery material maker’s international footprint. As part of the agreement, the project will be located in Tangier Technopark City, along Morocco’s northern coast. Construction is slated to begin in the second quarter of 2024.

BTR has held the top spot in global market share for anode materials for fourteen consecutive years, while its cathode materials have consistently secured a dominant stance within the sector. Amidst the escalating global demand for electric vehicles, BTR is developing a global strategic blueprint, aiming to establish a world-class production base for lithium-ion battery materials.

Currently, it is building an anode material base in Indonesia, representing the first venture of its kind outside China in the anode industry.

With its abundant mineral resources and strategic geographic location, Morocco has emerged as a pivotal part of BTR’s internationalization strategy. Furthermore, Morocco stands out as one of the few economies globally that has concurrently inked Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with both Europe and the United States, ensuring a seamless entry for the majority of its manufactured products into these regions.

BTR aims to transform the North African facility into a production hub. BTR has already set up a subsidiary in the Mediterranean to steer the project and is in the process of recruiting a diverse group of technicians, engineers, and managerial talent.


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