BASF Becomes Battery Giant – Opens Battery Materials Production in the US
“We are delighted to celebrate the launch of this new commercial-scale production plant, which highlights the strong alliance BASF has established with the U.S. Department of Energy and the state of Ohio to deliver advanced battery materials that can provide higher energy density and greater power,” said Frank Bozich, President of BASF’s Catalysts division. “We understand that chemical innovations will be vital to making electromobility more sustainable, affordable and ubiquitous in the years ahead, and we are proud of our role in driving this progress.”
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“As the world’s leading chemical company, we see tremendous potential to secure our place as a leading supplier of materials and solutions to battery manufacturers around the globe,” added Ralf Meixner, Senior Vice President of BASF’s global Battery Materials business. “The launch of this new production facility is an important milestone in this journey.”
As part of its long-term battery materials strategy, BASF will continue to work with partners in industry and science to develop materials and technologies for current and next generation lithium-ion batteries as well as for future battery systems, company speakers explained.