ONE To Invest $1.6 20 GWh In Michigan Cell Manufacturing Facility

Oct 7, 2022 12:00 PM ET
  • The $1.6 billion investment by ONE would create over 2,100 jobs in Van Buren Township as well as protect the future of mobility and also electrification in Michigan.
  • As soon as operational it will have a yearly complete capacity of 20 GWh by the end of 2027 which will certainly be equivalent to 200,000 electric vehicle battery packs yearly.

Michigan-based energy storage technology business Our Following Energy (ONE) will be investing $1.6 billion in a new battery cell manufacturing plant, called ONE Circle, in Van Buren Township, Michigan. Once functional it will certainly have an annual full capacity of 20 GWh by the end of 2027 which will certainly amount 200,000 electrical lorry battery packs every year.

" ONE is thrilled to select Michigan for our first cell manufacturing facility, because of the state's unique mix of battery ability, distance to product supply and also access to inexpensive energy," said Mujeeb Ijaz, founder and also chief executive officer of ONE while applauding the initiatives of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and also the MEDC team.

ONE already has strategic partnerships with DTE Energy, Van Buren Township, and also Wayne County to step up tidy technology production in Michigan.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer pointed out that $1.6 billion investment by ONE would certainly develop over 2,100 jobs in Van Buren Township as well as protect the future of mobility as well as electrification in the state. He added, "With this new gigafactory, we will continue bringing the supply chain of electric lorries, chips, and also batteries house to Michigan as well as the USA while developing a sustainable, tidy energy economic climate."

ONE said that its comprehensive workforce growth program will certainly start in 2024 at ONE Circle. The company will companion with Detroit-based Emphasis: HOPE as well as Walker-Miller Energy Services to help transition Michigan's talented vehicle workforce with focus on fair financial advancement.

Jerry Norcia, DTE Energy Chairman and chief executive officer, said, "ONE will bring brand-new, sophisticated jobs to Southeast Michigan, supporting additional EV deployment as well as the possibility of integrated, high-capacity energy storage space for the electric grid in the future."

The Virtuous Cycle of ONE

By 2028, ONE Circle will certainly drive down carbon discharges by 45% by on-shoring its supply chain and integrating products refinement with its Massachusetts-based partner 6K Energy into its manufacturing processes, while leveraging renewable resource for 50% of its power requires.

The business is additionally partnering with a North American battery recycler to be able to bring recycled materials back into its LFP and Anode-Free cells. This even more sustainable technique to cell production is additional sustained by ONE's partnership with DTE Energy to run a grid-tied manufacturing facility with utility-scale energy storage space.

ONE Circle will certainly serve as a gigantic battery in its Gigafactory-to-Grid model to help maintain the local power grid and also offer renewable resource to the bordering area in partnership with DTE Energy.

ONE said that it will seize the freshly created facility in January 2023 as well as begin upgrades and devices setup. The facility is being rented from Ashley Capital.

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