Monday, February 6, 2023

Minera Albemarle announces lithium technology park in the United States


Albemarle Corporation announced a An investment of at least US$180 million for setting up a technology parkwhich will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA), with the aim of developing innovative materials as well as advanced processes and technologiesFor the acceleration of the next generation of lithium products to market.

As published by Mineria Chilena, with the establishment of this park, the company anticipates that Lithium will strengthen the recovery processFrom Production methods will be improved and new forms of this mineral will be developedWhich will improve battery performance.

«Albemarle is part of the Technology Park innovation strategy that we promote from our company to the marketwith whom we want to invest in US electric vehicle battery supply chain and to be a leader in advanced lithium materials for next generation energy storagesaid Kent Masters, CEO of Albemarle.

executive said that “this facility will focus and accelerate our leadership in lithium technologyenabling us to shape the world’s transition to more sustainable energy.”

Albemarle, obtained from the state of North Carolina approx. US$13 million in grants and tax incentives to spur research developmentNew process and product innovation from advanced lithium materials in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

“Work for Albemarle The next generation of lithium battery related products is allowing us to position North Carolina’s leadership in the emerging clean energy economy, Reducing carbon emissions is important for our environment and it’s also important for our economy, said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper.

The subsidy provided is part of a Investment Fund for Employment Development (JDIG)which adds to the resources Albemarle is allocating for the transformation of the old facilities IBM and Flextronics,

With these functions, The company plans to create at least 200 jobs at the site itself, with an average salary of $94,000 per year. Specifically, it aims to triple the number of professionals with doctorate Albemarle Technology Park, Albemarle has hopes for this technology park Development of new lithium materials and manufacturing processes for the commercialization of new products.

Hopefully The new facilities could be initially occupied as early as 2025.and that the technology park complex is completed by the end of 2026.

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