Sila starts build-out of Washington auto-scale manufacturing plant

Dec. 1, 2023
The build-out will feature automotive-scale production lines and quality systems.

Sila has begun construction on its auto-scale manufacturing plant in Moses Lake, Washington. The company, which produces battery materials, will manufacture Titan Silicon anode at the new facility, with operations beginning in 2025. The build-out will feature automotive-scale production lines and quality systems. According to the company, the plant will deliver enough capacity to serve multiple automotive customers. The plant is expected to employ 100-500 employees over the next five years. In an effort to staff the plant, Sila will work with local technical schools to improve the workforce pipeline in the area. Sila will also receive a $100 million fund from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) to help support the project.

In a recent quote, Gene Berdichevsky, Co-founder, and CEO of Sila, said, “For an innovation to have a meaningful impact on accelerating the adoption of EVs, two things are imperative. First, the new technology must deliver superior performance, raising the bar and making EVs more appealing to a broader group of people - which we accomplished with the launch of our Titan Silicon anode. Second, the technology has to scale massively so as not to become a niche; and we’re pleased to take the next step in our unwavering journey to reach global scale with the start of construction at Moses Lake.”


 

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