Silicon Valley Based Battery Company Amprius Plans to Build Its First Factory in Colorado

Amprius Technologies chooses Colorado as the location for a gigawatt-scale factory. In 2025, the gigawatt-scale factory site will be operational.

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March 6, 2023 11:17 PM
Last Update: March 6, 2023 11:17 PM
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Amprius Technologies, a company that creates batteries, declared today that it has signed a letter of intent for a 775,000-square-foot plant close to Denver. Phases of construction for the battery facility will begin with 500 megawatt-hours. The potential energy output of the first footprint will be up to 5 gigawatt-hours. The company picked the 1.3 million square foot facility in Brighton, Colorado due to it will save money on buildout costs. The reason behind this it already has the required structural design and power supply.

Amprius claims that the facility “will most probably both expedite time-to-market and achieve successful client fulfillment” since it is close to vital supplies and transportation infrastructure. As a result of the Biden administration’s Infrastructure Bill, the US Department of Energy granted Amprius a $50 million cost-sharing grant in October.

Colorado governor Jared Polis said:

‘We need more batteries to power the future. And now we will be manufacturing more of them right here in Colorado. We are excited to welcome Amprius to Colorado. They bring over 300 new good-paying jobs and join Colorado’s innovative and collaborative business community.’

Amprius Batteries Can Store More Energy in A Given Volume in Comparison To Traditional Batteries

Silicon nanowires are used in place of graphite anode in the lithium-ion batteries produced by Amprius, a company with headquarters in Fremont. It was created by a professor from Stanford University. Amprius batteries are able to store more energy in a given volume than conventional batteries. Because the increased energy density made possible it.

Or, as the company puts it, “This means our cells provide more energy and power with much less weight and volume.” Alternatively, in the words of the company, “This means our cells produce more energy and power with significantly less weight and volume.” As a result, its batteries give EVs increased range, fast charging, and higher energy density.

  • 5 gigawatt-hours (GWh) potential
  • 775,000-square foot facility in Brighton, Colorado
  • Producing the industry’s highest energy density cells
  • Close proximity to essential supply chain partners
  • Funded in part by the $50 million cost-sharing grant from the DOE
  • The largest battery factory in Colorado

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