Battery cell manufacturer Statevolt buys site for Gigafactory in California
- Statevolt, one of 3 lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cell development companies started by Swedish entrepreneur Lars Carlstrom, on Monday introduced it has gotten a 135-acre site in Imperial Valley, California, where it plans to build a 54-GWh manufacturing facility.
Statevolt is a sibling firm of Italvolt SpA, both established by Carlstrom for the objective of building supposed Gigafactories in different markets. According to the latest announcement, Italvolt is progressing the development of its very own 45-GWh Gigafactory in Italy.
The US entity, on the other hand, means to construct a facility near the lithium-rich Salton Sea to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) as well as storage applications. It is planned with the capacity to produce batteries for 650,000 EVs a year.
"The Inflation Reduction Act has opened up new opportunities as well as rewards for calculated sectors like ours, aiding the United States establish itself as the global leader in clean power remedies," Carlstrom specified.
AECOM is currently accountable of performing due diligence for the project, which is attended create approximately 2,500 full-time jobs in Imperial Valley. At The Same Time, Controlled Thermal Resources Ltd (CTR) has consented to provide in your area sourced lithium, and also geothermal power from its Hell's Kitchen Lithium as well as Power plant.
Carlstrom is additionally the creator of Britishvolt, though, he left the company in 2020. He informed the BBC at the time that he was stepping aside because he did not intend to become a distraction given prior allegations of tax fraud he faced in Sweden. According to Carlstrom, he later received the endorsement of the Swedish government.
A week back, it was revealed that Britishvolt has actually participated in administration after falling short to secure long-lasting financing for its GBP-3.8-billion (USD 4.67 bn/EUR 4.3 bn) plan in Blyth, Northumberland.