Magnis Resources secures funding for New York lithium-ion battery gigafactory

Magnis Resources Ltd (ASX:MNS) has received support and a funding package for the stage 1 production at New York State’s first lithium-ion gigafactory to be located at Huron Campus in upstate New York.

The gigafactory is to be built by a consortium of companies including Magnis, Charge CCCV (C4V), Boston Energy and Innovation, C&D Assembly and Primet Precision Materials.

A joint manufacturing establishment agreement was signed in May 2017 for a 15 GWh (gigawatt hours) lithium-ion battery plant.

The recent finalisation of the scoping study priced the capital costs for Stage 1 at US$130 million with an expected first production date in the second half of 2019.

The first stage production will be at 3 GWh with a ramp up to 15 GWh.

Importantly, offtake discussions are nearing completion with a high demand coming from global groups including stationary storage and vehicle manufacturers.

The exact details of the funding package will be released by the New York State Government in the near future.

The securities of Magnis will remain in voluntary suspension until such time the information is made available to the market.

Magnis’ Townsville lithium-ion gigafactory is also making progress, with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk recently publicly expressing her support for the project.

The Townsville lithium-ion gigafactory is to be built by a consortium of companies led by Boston Energy & Innovation along with Magnis, Charge CCCV and C&D Assembly.