Global News: Japanese company considering Manitoba for $1.6B lithium ion battery facility
A document obtained by 680 CJOB shows that the manufacturing facility would create lithium ion battery separators to support electric vehicle manufacturing in North America.
“Really simplistically, it just prevents electrons from going in the wrong place. You want them to go out in the circuit,” Robert Parsons, an EV expert and a supply chain instructor at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business, said while describing how a lithium ion battery separating facility would work.
“So that’s basically what the purpose of (a lithium ion battery separator) is, it’s a specialized component that is critical in any kind of a lithium ion battery.”