BASF black heath manufactures battery materials for electric car batteries

BASF black heath manufactures battery materials for electric car batteries-basf

The chemical company BASF, as already planned, now scheduled Schwarzheide in Germany as a new production site for battery materials. This is part of a multi-stage investment plan to build the European value chain for electric cars. The new plant will produce cathode materials with an initial capacity, which is equipped with around 400.000 fully electric vehicles made possible per year with BASF battery materials. Innovative cathode materials of BASF increase the performance of batteries and thus promote the success of a climate-friendly mobility, so the company in a current message.

A modular design and the infrastructure of plant in Schwarzheide allow a quick expansion of production capacities and enable BASF to cover the rising customer demand for the European electric car market. The plant in Schwarzheide will use pre-products from the already announced BASF plant in Harjavalta / Finland. The company plans to put the two plants in operation in 2022.

“The plants in Finland and Germany will provide our customers reliable access to tailor-made, highly nickel-containing cathode materials near their European production facilities,” says Dr. Peter Shoemaker, President, Catalysts Catering, BASF. With investments in Finland and Germany, BASF becomes the first supplier of cathode materials with local production capacities in today’s three main markets – Asia, USA and Europe. BASF wants to become a leading provider with a reliable, sustainable and European-based supply chain, which includes base metals, in particular nickel and cobalt, the production of precursors and cathode materials within a region.

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The location in Schwarde uses an energy-efficient gas and steam turbine power plant that works according to the principle of power-thermal coupling. Currently it will be modernized to further increase eco-efficiency. Until commissioning of the system for battery materials, the integration of renewable energies is also planned. The plant in Harjavalta will use renewable energies, including water, wind and biomass power,. This advantageous energy mix will allow cathode materials to be offered with a very low CO2 footprint.

With investments in Harjavalta / Finland and Schwarzheide / Germany, BASF reaffirms support for the European Commission Agenda in the direction of a European value chain for battery production. They are part of the important project of common European interest (“ipcei”), the on 9. December 2019 was approved by the European Commission in accordance with the aid legislation of the European Union.

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2 thoughts on “BASF black heath manufactures battery materials for electric car batteries”

  1. The project of BASF is well suited, hopefully our auto industry will not betramed the EU’s covered penalties. I have special concern about Daimler, in which it seems to be running in the implementation of the CO2 targets.

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  2. Bad Karma I say only, for years of exhaust glance, flap exhaust, and annually an aggressive front . Billions put in the bag and pretending suppliers. Bad Karma, goes beautiful dying your dinos .

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