Picture and press release: Redwood Materials
Redwood materials has announced that they are building their next Battery Materials Campus in the new manufacturing corridor from Michigan to Georgia, also known as the “Battery Belt”. The campus will be situated just outside of Charleston, South Carolina.
Redwood will refine, recycle and manufacture anode and cathode components of more than 600 acres, at Camp Hall in Berkeley County. This will create more than 1,500 jobs and invest $3.5 billion into the local community.
The company has said that eventually the campus will produce 100 GWh of cathode and anode components per year which will be enough to power more than one million EVs. This will give the company the opportunity to expand operations to meet future EV demand.
The press release has stated that Redwood plans to break ground on their Carolina Campus in Q1 2023 and have their first recycling process running by the end of the year.
Redwood’s South Carolina operations will be 100% electric and will not use any fossil fuel. The company has said that they will only source zero emission, clean energy and their innovative plant design and manufacturing process will allow them to reduce CO2 emissions.
Under Governor McMaster’s leadership, the company believe South Carolina’s commitment to creating a secure energy future and a competitive landscape for electric vehicle manufacturing, supported by a world-class workforce, fast and efficient logistics, zero-carbon electricity and a phenomenal site made it a smart decision for Redwood to invest here.
Additionally, Charleston has consistently been awarded one of the top cities in the world to live, work, and visit. Redwood is offering an exciting, new industry and will be able to recruit a talented workforce from all over the world to this region.