- The PlusCAM factory’s UniMelt® plasma cathode plant technology aims to revolutionize battery production.
- 6K Energy broke ground on the world’s first sustainable multi-chemistry cathode manufacturing plant in Tennessee, set to open in Q3 2024.
- The company’s proprietary approach will offer low-cost, domestically sourced materials for electric vehicles and critical infrastructure.
6K Energy manufactures sustainable engineered materials for lithium-ion batteries, and the company has officially broken ground on its pioneering multi-chemistry cathode manufacturing plant. The June groundbreaking ceremony took place in Jackson, Tennessee, setting the stage for the world’s first sustainable PlusCAM battery material production plant, anticipated to open its doors in the third quarter of 2024.
Unveiling a Blueprint for Sustainability and Progress
The ceremony included local business and community leaders and industry executives, including Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter. Governor Lee remarked, “6K Energy’s decision to invest more than $200 million in Jackson is a testament to Tennessee’s unmatched business climate, highly skilled workforce, and position as a leader in the automotive industry. I thank 6K Energy for creating 230 new jobs to provide greater opportunity to Tennesseans across Madison County.”
The event, attended by key stakeholders, celebrated not only the groundbreaking but also the promise of 230 new jobs and a significant move toward domestic battery material production.
6K Energy’s Vision for the Future
At the heart of 6K Energy’s process lies its proprietary advanced microwave plasma production system, UniMelt®, a technology that transforms engineered materials into groundbreaking products across industries. The PlusCAM factory will be the world’s first UniMelt® plasma cathode plant, offering sustainable battery material production for localized supply chains. This approach to manufacturing could help boost EV adoption and catalyze the evolution of clean energy solutions.
Sam Trinch, the President of 6K Energy, shared the significance of the moment: “Our PlusCAM facility is the world’s most sustainable process that fulfills the need for domestically sourced low-cost battery material for our nation’s critical infrastructure, grid storage, and electric vehicles. Having representatives here at the groundbreaking such as our prospective customers, materials suppliers, design and construction partners, as well as Governor Lee and his team of Tennessee state and county officials, underscores the importance of delivering low-cost battery materials.”
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