US silicon anode technology startup Amprius is looking to open a lithium-ion battery plant in China.
US firm Amprius could be planning to build a plant in Wixu, situated in a province of China, according to a report by Fortune.
The company, backed by Silicon Valley investors, adds silicone to lithium-ion batteries for cell phones, tablets and drones.
Last September members of Wuxi Industry Development Group Co., Ltd. and Amprius announced it was to cooperate on research and development of consumer lithium batteries.
The joint venture included plans to build a large factory in Wuxi, a $40million investment and funding for a battery production line.
Pilot production is set to start in November and be ramped up in 2016, the report claims.
Amprius maintains a research and development lab and corporate headquarters in California and a similar one lab and pilot production line for advanced battery development in Nanjing, China, according to its website.