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Alabama Graphite refinery on the way

Westwater breaks ground on lithium-ion battery material plant Metal Tech News - April 20, 2022


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 2:02pm

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama

The growing production of electric vehicles, including the Hyundai Santa Fe hybrid now being produced in Alabama, is creating new demand for the battery-grade graphite material that will be produced at Westwater Resources' new plant.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Congressman Mike Rogers joined other state and local government officials and business leaders during the groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a $202 million processing facility being developed by Westwater Resources Inc. that will produce the high-quality graphite needed for the lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles.

Being built at Kellyton, which is ab...

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