The largest lithium-ion battery plant has opened up near Novosibirsk, Russia as a joint Russian – Chinese venture. The total investment in the project has amounted more than 13,5 billion rubles.
The Liotech Company’s facility exceeds40,000 square metersof space and will have enough capacity to produce up to 500,000 all size batteries every year, many of them slated for use in electric buses. The plant is a joint venture betweenChina’s Thunder Sky and Rusnano.
They will produce more than just big automotive and bus batteries thought, as the batteries will also find use as mobile power spots, energy storage and emergency power supplies.
The plant will have about 500 employees, and batteries slated seems to heat to China, this way they want to green their economy, more for practical than environmental reasons.
Russia has an aging infrastructure and a petrol-driven economy could use a shot in the arm from some green innovation.Russiais also thirsty for oil and this could also lead to armed conflict over the North Pole.
Anyway Russia opened the world’s largest lithium-ion battery plant and this could be a step to next Big Green Country fact.