In win for EV supply chain, U.S.’s first anode plant opens in Tennessee

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle

The U.S.’s first anode manufacturing facility opened in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Monday, a monumental step to enhance the domestic battery supply chain, as it faces increasing demand from electric vehicle makers.

NOVONIX unveiled the ‘Riverside Recharged’ facility — a $20 million, 400,000 sq. ft. retrofit of a former GE nuclear turbine manufacturing facility — that will soon produce premium synthetic graphite. The company aims to produce 10,000 tonnes per year by 2023 and 40,000 tonnes by 2025.

“NOVONIX is transforming the battery material market and lessening U.S. dependence on foreign sources,” said Dr. Chris Burns, CEO of NOVONIX. “Through our technological

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