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American Battery Factory plans battery cell gigafactories to support U.S. storage market

Jason Plautz writes in Utility Dive on American Batter Factory’s efforts to ramp up domestic battery production.

The C3 Take
  • American Battery Factory, a Utah-based energy storage company, will deploy a network of battery gigafactories in the U.S. to increase domestic battery production.
  • The company specializes in making prismatic LFP batteries, a type of lithium-ion battery that doesn’t use cobalt and has a lower fire risk than nickel batteries.
  • Tesla has indicated that they will begin to make a long term shift to LFP batteries for energy storage and some of its electric vehicles.

“According to ABF, the company’s batteries will perform at least 10,000 discharge cycles with a 20-30 year lifespan. The products will be designed for storage systems on the utility- and residential-scale level, as well as military uses and certain large electric vehicles like trucks, buses and trams.”

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