The Department of Energy has selected 20 companies that will receive Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds totaling $2.8 billion to grow the battery supply chain for the power grid, as well as electric vehicles and associated components.
DOE said Wednesday the awards will support the establishment and expansion of commercial-grade domestic factories for battery-grade lithium, graphite and nickel.
The awardees are:
- 6k Inc.
- Albemarle U.S.
- American Battery Technology Co.
- Applied Materials
- Ascend Elements
- Cirba Solutions
- Membrane Holdings LLC – ENTEK
- Group14 Technologies
- ICL-IP America
- Koura Global
- Lilac Solutions
- Novonix Anode Materials
- Piedmont Lithium
- Sila Nanotechnologies
- Solvay Specialty Polymers USA
- Syrah Technologies
- Talon Nickel (USA)
Ascend Elements received approval for two projects: one focused on cathode material separation and processing, while the other on the construction of a cathode active materials factory in Kentucky.
Industry efforts will take place across 12 states, and DOE expects the overall initiative to open new job opportunities and advance the Biden administration’s goal of fostering domestic manufacturing, energy sustainability and resilience.
“President Biden’s Agenda and historic investments supercharge the private sector to ensure our clean energy future is American-made,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said.
“Producing advanced batteries and components here at home will accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels to meet the strong demand for electric vehicles,” she added.