Dow to establish carbonate solvents production facility to improve lithium-ion battery supply chain 

April 17, 2024
This includes the manufacturing of carbonate solvents, which are critical components to the supply chain of lithium-ion batteries.

Dow has announced plans to invest in ethylene derivatives capacity on the U.S. Gulf Coast. This includes the manufacturing of carbonate solvents, which are critical components to the supply chain of lithium-ion batteries. Dow’s grant application submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) has been selected for award negotiations. This funding will be used to build the carbonate solvents production facility for lithium-ion battery production. According to Dow, the new plant will be able to capture more than 90% of the carbon dioxide from the ethylene oxide manufacturing process. The carbon dioxide will then be used to create carbonate solvents. 

In a recent quote, Brendy Lange, Dow Industrial Solutions business vice president, said, "This announcement is an exciting proof point of Dow's Decarbonize & Grow strategy, paired with our MobilityScience capabilities and commitment to a sustainable future for the automotive industry. The support from the DOE is a critical enabler of this project, localizing the supply of low-carbon value-added products to help enable the clean energy transition while advancing the decarbonization of our own operations." 

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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