WA has what it takes for battery manufacturing

WA has all the minerals needed to make batteries, including nickel, lithium and cobalt, and expertise in mineral processing, with a new report 'Li-ion battery cathode manufacture in Australia' demonstrating that establishing a battery manufacturing facility in WA is technically and commercially feasible.

The report identified the next step to add value to Australia's supply chain is to move into cathode precursor and cathode active production, finding the Future Batteries Industry Cooperative Research Centre's (FBICRC) Cathode Precursor Pilot Plant can be built at CSIRO's Waterford facilities, which includes the use of BHP Nickel West’s nickel sulphate pilot plant.

The pilot plant will provide critical technical knowledge of how to build an industrial scale plant in WA.

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