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A123 Opens Largest Battery Plant in North America

A123 Systems has opened a new lithium-ion battery plant in Livonia, Michigan.  Based on capacity, it's the largest battery plant in North America.

The new plant is 291,000 square feet and is designed to house the entire production process from R&D to manufacture of individual components and all the way through final assembly of battery packs. The facility will increase the company's production by 600 MWh per year, making its overall cell assembly capacity reach 760 MWh a year by 2011.

The company received a $249 million grant from the DOE as part of its program to drive innovation in battery technology.  It also received $125 million in incentives from the state of Michigan as part of a job creation program.  With that funding behind them, the company will be opening more facilities to ramp up production, including a coating plant in Romulus, Michigan that will be completed early next year.

via Treehugger

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Good thing Obama saved the auto industry
written by Chris V, September 19, 2010
Without the auto industry, we wouldn't need plants like this. Good thing Obama saved the entire industry.

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