Published September 06 2023

New Chico 2 manufacturing facility undertakes final fit-outs and tests

Author: Nanotech Energy

Originally published: September 6th, 2023

After several years of planning, many months of site development, and a significant initial investment Nanotech Energy is delighted to confirm its new Chico 2 facility at the Chico Technology Center in Chico, California, has entered its final countdown before full-scale battery production begins at speed.

Production is slated to start in January 2024, with an initial daily manufacturing capacity of 30,000 18650 cylindrical cells per day.

The 50,000ft2 of facilities has undergone an extensive refurbishment since work began in November 2022. A permanent team of +50 staff will be based at Chico 2 overseeing the production of Nanotech’s non-flammable, cost-effective, lithium-ion batteries.

Troy Zerbe, Nanotech Energy’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “The launch of Chico 2 marks the next stage in Nanotech’s transformation of the battery industry, bringing to market revolutionary new battery technology ahead of the curve and creating a true American manufacturing success story. We are incredibly proud of what’s to come in 2024.”

Nanotech’s existing R&D base, Chico 1, opened in 2016.

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