BASF AG breaks ground on a $50 million facility in Elyria, OH, that will produce advanced cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries to power hybrid and full-electric vehicles. The facility is being built with the help of a $24.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. When fully operational in 2012, BASF expects the plant to be the most advanced cathode-materials production facility in North America. BASF is one of only two licensed suppliers of the Argonne National ...

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