Forge Nano, a US company specializing in materials science, plans to build a lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Raleigh, North Carolina. The venture will operate under the newly founded ‘Forge Battery’ company. Production is scheduled to start in 2026. Forge Battery intends to use a predominantly US-based battery material supply chain.
Investment of more than 165 million US dollars
For the construction of the production plant, an initial investment of more than 165 million US dollars is planned. The new facility will produce cylindrical cells of the 21700 and 18650 formats. The company expects the cells to achieve an energy density of 300 watt-hours per kilogram.
Reducing electrolyte consumption
The cells will be coated with Forge Nano’s proprietary ‘Atomic Armor Technology’. In addition to performance improvements, the coating is claimed to increase production efficiency and lower costs by reducing electrolyte consumption. Cells produced at the new plant will be used in the defence sector, the aerospace industry, and in specialized electric vehicles.