In May, Group14 hosted 33 EU delegates at our HQ in Woodinville, WA to tour our BAM factory and discuss how we’re scaling the manufacturing of advanced silicon battery materials worldwide.
Led by Group14’s Rick Costantino, Chris Timmons, and Grant Ray, we discussed our role in bringing the electrification of everything to the world. We focused on how we’re building a resilient and replicable, domestic battery supply chain in the United States with the power of modular manufacturing that will soon create a hyper-localized battery supply chain in the EU and beyond.
As Europe prepares its own path to energy independence, the delegates came to learn what’s working for Group14, how important the IRA bill has been for the battery industry in the United States, and how they can apply these innovations to the EU and their respective countries.
The delegates were intrigued by the impact our technology is quickly making – already in smartphones, with plans to power EVs in the next two years – and the ways that we have built trust locally and nationally. Costantino said, “Reaching the legally binding goal to get 42.5% of the EU energy from renewable sources by 2030 through the transition from fossil fuels to new energy and storage sources will require building more infrastructure. It’s a domain Group14 is primed and excited to assist with.”
Most importantly, we showcased how we’re scaling globally with two large-scale factories in South Korea and Moses Lake, WA using a replicable manufacturing blueprint. Our unique, plug-and-play approach for modular manufacturing accelerates our path to market in 1-2 years. This enables us to quickly and efficiently support the path of transformation for the silicon battery industry, and more specifically, the EU’s path toward decarbonizing and building out EU-based battery supply chains.
It was an honor to host the trade ministers and look forward to continuing the conversation as we all work toward global decarbonization.
“Now that we’ve perfected our modular manufacturing process,” remarked Timmons, “our ability to help solve and scale for the energy challenges that Europe faces is becoming a reality.”