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Anovion Technologies Plans Bainbridge, Georgia, Manufacturing Plant

Anovion Technologies, a supplier of premium synthetic graphite anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, plans to establish a manufacturing facility in Bainbridge, Georgia. The $800 million project is expected to create 400 jobs in Decatur County.

The new 1,500,000-square-foot facility will be located at Downrange Industrial Park and produce synthetic graphite for use in batteries that power EVs, electric storage systems, electronics, military applications, and other products. Operations are scheduled to begin in late 2025.

“We are thrilled to be opening our first large-scale expansion manufacturing facility in Georgia. The state’s strong technical workforce and top-tier schools will help advance research partnerships and contribute to a highly skilled talent pipeline in support of Anovion’s drive for continued innovation and creation of exciting climate technology jobs of the future,” said Eric Stopka, Chief Executive Officer of Anovion. “We are also encouraged by the region’s growing availability of clean energy, resulting in increased sustainability for Anovion’s manufacturing process. We are looking forward to providing solutions that will further secure the country’s electrified future with the support of our partners in Georgia and the Federal government.”

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Anovion Technologies is a U.S.-owned and U.S.-based, advanced materials business, currently America’s first commercial-scale manufacturer of premium, cleaner anode-grade synthetic graphite across its existing footprint near Niagara Falls, New York, and Clarksburg, West Virginia. As a leader in innovation and production of lithium-ion battery materials, Anovion began commercial production in early 2021 and is among a limited number of graphite anode producers in America to have successfully gained qualification for EV applications.

“Much of the critical supply chain for e-mobility and manufacturing is currently sourced outside of the U.S. Anovion is an innovative industry leader that fills that need and delivers another critical component of the supply chain to Georgia,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “A diverse mix of public-private partnerships are coming together to support the next revolution in the automotive industry, from working with utility partners and establishing infrastructure to attracting and retaining top-talent through the University System of Georgia. We are excited for the hope and opportunity Anovion will create for Bainbridge and Decatur County; congratulations!”

Project Manager Taylor Walden represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team in partnership with the City of Bainbridge, Development Authority of Bainbridge and Decatur County, University System of Georgia, Georgia EMC, and Georgia Quick Start.

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