New lithium-iron phosphate battery manufacturer American Battery Factory (ABF) has finally broken ground on its planned 1-GWh battery cell plant in Tucson, Arizona. ABF is investing $1.2 billion into the 2 million-ft2 factory that will host 1,000 jobs.
“We are honored to implement our company’s mission of global energy independence in Arizona, a premier destination for emerging technologies,” said John Kem, president of American Battery Factory. “We are pleased to join this thriving region and look forward to enhancing Pima County’s growing economy by fostering innovation while attracting and retaining residents to Tucson.”
Located on 267 acres in Pima County’s Aerospace Research Campus, ABF’s gigafactory will be the home of energy storage innovation, with opportunities for new technology development. Utilizing rapid modular construction by Sprung Instant Structures, the company plans to have the headquarters, R&D center and initial factory module built by 2025.
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