UK firm Oxis Energy announced on June 6 it is to establish a manufacturing plant in Wales to produce electrolyte and cathode active material specifically for the mass production of lithium sulfur cells.
The electrolyte and cathode active material will be produced for worldwide export at the plant at the Kenfig Industrial Estate Port Talbot.
The announcement follows news in February that it had secured a $60 million investment to build the world’s first commercial scale lithium sulfur battery manufacturing plant in Brazil.
The UK plant will initially supply the Brazil manufacturing plant, and eventually supply the active material for millions of units from 2020 until 2030. Oxis will retain its research and development activity in the UK.