Battery start-up American Battery Factory (ABF) has revealed plans for a network of lithium-iron-phosphate battery (LFP) gigafactories in the US.
Forthcoming agreements and the first of the planned 3GWh to 15GWh manufacturing sites will be announced in the coming months.
Meanwhile, the Utah, US-based firm will continue to look for new factory sites across America.
The planned facilities will manufacture prismatic LFP cells, designed to reach 10,000+ full cycles and boast a 20–30-year life span— lofty ambitions as this would mean at least doubling the cycle life of today’s commercially available LFP cells.
ABF is in talks with pack integrators, energy storage solution providers and other organisations to develop US-based supply partnerships.
Last year, 79% of all lithium-ion battery manufacturing took place in China, with the US making 6.2%, according to figures by industry analysts Statista.
ABF was co-foundered by Utah-based lithium iron phosphate firm Lion Energy to create a US-based LFP battery supply chain.