Li-Bridge calls for building a domestic US battery supply chain
Public-private alliance Li-Bridge, representing the US battery ecosystem, has released an action plan to accelerate creation of a robust domestic manufacturing base and supply chain for lithium-based batteries. The alliance was convened by the DOE and is managed by Argonne National Laboratory.
The report’s 26 recommendations include a buying consortium for raw energy materials, a system of shared pilot lines to speed commercialization of new battery technologies, investment in battery-industry workforce training and permitting reform.
Argonne and DOE say the plan is intended to double US lithium battery revenues to $33 billion annually and create 100,000 jobs by 2030. Li-Bridge, which was announced in 2021, is a collaboration of more than 40 companies led by industry trade groups NAATBatt International, the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium, and New Energy Nexus, with involvement from DOE national labs and Boston Consulting Group.