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Charged EVs | EcoPro BM, SK On and Ford are constructing a cathode plant in Québec

South Korea-headquartered battery makers EcoPro BM and SK On, together with Ford, plan to speculate almost $900 million within the building of a cathode manufacturing facility in Bécancour, Québec. Manufacturing is slated to start within the first half of 2026.

EcoPro CAM Canada LP was established by EcoPro BM this 12 months. It’s going to produce as much as 49,604 tons of nickel cobalt manganese CAM (cathode energetic supplies) yearly on the facility. It will provide batteries for Ford’s future EV manufacture as a part of its plan to localize key battery uncooked materials processing in areas the place it produces EVs.

“We’re excited to speculate on this new facility to create a vertically built-in, closed-loop battery manufacturing provide chain in North America,” stated Bev Goodman, President and CEO, Ford of Canada.

Development has begun on the three-million-square-foot website, which is able to embrace a six-floor constructing and amenities for EcoPro CAM Canada LP analysis and growth.

Supply: Ford

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