a joint venture between RUSNANO and Chinese holding company Thunder
Sky, has launched the world’s largest high-capacity lithium-ion battery
factory near Novosibirsk. Investments in the project exceed 13.5 billion
rubles. The plant, which covers more than 40,000-m2, was built in
record time: nine months from start to finish.
Liotech plant will produce batteries of various capacities (200 Ah, 300
Ah, and 700 Ah) using environmentally safe nanostructured cathode
material of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4). Among all materials used
in mass production, this one provides the best battery properties.
new factory has design capacity of more than 1 GWh or approximately one
million batteries per year. Capacity is sufficient to equip 500,000
electric buses with batteries.
produces service-free lithium-ion batteries that are distinguished for
their high energy density. They are capable of working in a wide range
of temperatures. These characteristics give Liotech batteries
considerable breadth of use-in electric vehicle transport and in
electric power generation as storage systems and sources of
uninterruptible power supply. Additionally, after their use in electric
transport, these batteries can be used for 10 years to 15 years as
batteries for the electric-power industry. Use of these types of
batteries is absolutely safe for the environment.
company has already signed a number of contracts for battery supply
prior to commissioning the plant, which indicates the high demand for
Liotech’s products. Prime customer MOBEL has already concluded a
three-billion-ruble contract for batteries.
new factory is an outstanding example of the local impact of
transferring the foreign high technology. It has led to construction of
modern production facilities. When plant capacity has been met, more
than 500 individuals will be employed. In realizing a program to replace
imports, we are creating an entire cluster of new high-tech production
for materials and components related to the batteries and also an
engineering center which is an excellent synergy,” RUSNANO Managing
Director Sergey Polikarpov said.
is a joint enterprise of RUSNANO and international holding company
Thunder Sky. Liotech produces high-capacity lithium-ion batteries based
on production technology from Thunder Sky whose batteries have been
awarded international certificates for large-scale production. The
batteries are easily adaptable to series of transportation models. They
have been used and enhanced in municipal passenger and cargo electric
transport in China, Europe, and the United States for more than five
production base is located in Novosibirsk Oblast at the PNK-Tolmachevo
industrial-logistics park. The factory meets all standards for
technological and environmental safety.