State company Y-TEC, the tech arm of YPF, will open the first lithium battery cell factory in September, in La Plata, the capital of Buenos Aires province. Battery factoriesThe lithium batteries’ cell manufacturing plant in Berisso, La Plata, will open in September, an event top government officials are expected to attend. The plant will generate 15 megawatts per year, which means it will produce lithium batteries capable of powering 2500 households. Lithium batteries would thus be a way to store energy until it’s ready for distribution. Chile has lithium, but not an automotive industry, while Brazil has a [car] industry but hasn’t exploited its lithium yet.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald August 05, 2023 15:39 UTC