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NOHMs to create 162 jobs with US$5.3m lithium-sulphur battery facility in Kentucky

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 11:15 -- Editor

NOHMs Technologies Inc. has chosen Lexington, Kentucky to locate a US$5.3m research, manufacturing and product development facility for military, cell phone and electric vehicle lithium-sulphur batteries.

The company, which plans to create up to 162 jobs will utilise the Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Centre and the University of Kentucky’s Spindletop Administration Building.  

Founded in October 2010, NOHMs Technologies has developed a battery based on lithium-sulphur chemistry. The company’s vision is to commercialise lithium-sulphur battery technology to allow mass commercialisation of electric vehicles.

Nathan Ball, CEO of NOHMs, said: “This move will enable our company to take the next step fully to develop and commercialise our products across a variety of markets.”

Dr. Tony Hancock, executive director of the Kentucky-Argonne Center said: “NOHMs has a game-changing technology in the battery industry, and by using the world-class facilities and equipment at Kentucky-Argonne, NOHMs will be able to produce prototype quantities for testing this new technology.

“We are actively recruiting other companies such as NOHMs to move to Kentucky, use this facility and help make Kentucky the centre for battery technology.”