New BASF Battery Materials Plants in Europe

Industry News – Wednesday, June 17, 2020

With two plants under construction respectively in planning, BASF steadies its commitment to a sustainable, local supply to cell producers.

While the construction of the precursor cathode active material (PCAM) plant near the Finnish city of Hajavalta has officially begun with the casting of the foundation, the permits for the new cathode active material (CAM) plant in Schwarzheide in Germany have been secured. The project is scheduled to start in 2022, despite the ongoing pandemic. The produced battery materials will supply around 400,000 full electric vehicles per year.

“We are proud to further strengthen and expand our global presence in Europe to serve our customers,” said Dr. Peter Schuhmacher, President, Catalysts division at BASF. “We are determined to provide innovative high-performance products with a minimized CO2 footprint along the battery value chain. Through regional production in combination with renewable energy sources as well as use of energy efficient and proprietary process technologies in our new plants in Europe, we are able to reduce CO2 footprint significantly – by around 30% compared with conventional industry standard on the market.”

Source & Image: BASF |

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