Earlier this week, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee met privately with our Group14 executives at our pilot-scale facility and lab located in the REC Silicon factory in Moses Lake, WA. During his visit, our CEO, Rick Luebbe, provided Governor Inslee and his team with a detailed overview of our patented and commercially manufactured lithium-silicon battery anode, SCC55™, that will enable the next-generation of battery technologies today. Inslee was enthused to hear about the 120 tons per year output of our BAM factory, west of the cascades, as well as our immediate plans to begin construction on our second, much larger, 12,000 tons per year BAM-2 factory east of the cascades.
Our company’s investment in the Pacific Northwest isn’t just because we love living out here, it’s primarily because the PNW has all the key pieces for building a battery innovation hub: low energy cost with green power, hightech innovation, and advanced manufacturing expertise.
We know that demand is growing exponentially for more affordable and safer electric vehicles, better performing consumer electronics, and a renewable energy infrastructure; we also know that the global climate change crisis requires immediate cross-sector innovation that moves the world away from a reliance on fossil fuels.
Our company is ready to meet the energy storage challenges of tomorrow and today head-on. We’re excited to be at the forefront of investing in growing Washington State’s cleantech workforce. Our company firmly believes the development of a domestic supply chain for next-generation batteries and energy storage will enable the transition of all sectors toward the electrification of everything era.
“Washington is a leader in clean energy in the U.S. and the world,” stated Group14 CEO, Rick Luebbe, “in no small part, because of the forward thinking agenda of Governor Inslee and his administration. We’re privileged to be headquartered here in the Evergreen State and are excited about contributing to his comprehensive climate package and vision for a clean energy economy.”