Sicona to open silicon carbon anode materials facility in south-eastern U.S. 

Sicona to open silicon carbon anode materials facility in south-eastern U.S. 

June 14, 2024
Sicona has decided to move forward with the phased development of a 6,700 tonne per annum (tpa) silicon-carbon anode materials production plant.

Sicona Battery Technologies has announced plans to open its first commercial production facilities in the south-eastern U.S. The Australian company, which specializes in battery materials, just completed front-end engineering design studies with Bechtel. Based on the studies, Sicona has decided to move forward with the phased development of a 6,700 tonne per annum (tpa) silicon-carbon anode materials production plant. According to the company, Sicona plans to expand its U.S. production to a total output of 26,500 tpa by the early 2030s. This output would be enough to power more than 3.25m American electric vehicles (EVs). 

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Sicona cofounder Christiaan Jordaan said, "Sicona's vision is to be the largest silicon-carbon battery materials producer in the world and today's announcement is the first major step towards the realisation of that goal. We believe by going mass scale with our technology we can have maximum impact on increasing the adoption of electric vehicles. This is because our product has a real impact on the charge time of an electric vehicle or how far you can drive your EV before recharging, which are two major factors holding people back from buying an EV.” 

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About the Author

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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