GigaPort Project will be the first solid-state 1GWh R&D Center scale in Europe.
Figueira da Foz was the chosen place to develop this project. The synergy between the Green Energy Hub that is being created in that region and ABEE Portugal to develop a Green solid-state batteries R&D Center.
ABEE Portugal signs Memorandum of Understanding with Municipality of Figueira da Foz (MFF) for the first solid-state R&D Center
The Memorandum Of Understanding signed on March 28, at Casa do Paço, summarizes the collaboration intention between the MFF and the ABEE with regard to the creation of an R&D center for solid-state battery cells with a capacity of 0.5 – 1 GWh, on the land of 17,000 m2, owned by the Municipality, located in Figueira da Foz.
“Figueira da Foz is being the center of betting in Portugal, in the area of the energy transition,” said Pedro Santana Lopes, Mayor of Figueira da Foz, recognizing the importance of this investment in the city for associating technology, sustainability, innovation and investigation. It is “another important step in the assertion of Figueira as a center of high technologies, always supporting a strong research component”, which is why continuous efforts are being joined for a “clear improvement in terms of transport networks: road, rail , port and air”.
Noshin Omar, CEO of ABEE, intends with this investment to create in Figueira da Foz “the 1st large-scale research and development centre, which could be considered the 1st Gigafactory in Europe”. The project is developed in two distinct phases: implementation (total investment of €70 million) and development/consolidation (total investment of €1,800,000), creating more than 200 and 2000 jobs, respectively.
ABEE, a Belgium-based company in the field of battery technology and recycling, owns the intellectual property, proprietary knowledge and specialist know-how about processing, scaling up and developing different types of battery cells.
“Not at all,” was her answer; “but depend upon it, he means to be severe on us, and our surest way of disappointing him will be to ask nothing about it.”
Since its creation in 2019, the company began to explore all aspects of a battery life, from cell production to battery pack systems to the final stage, recycling. Also very active in terms of R&D efforts, ABEE is currently active in one hundred European-funded scientific projects. Today the firm has anchored its position in the energy and battery world, with a promising and ever-growing customer base and exceptionally talented staff, ABEE has been growing exponentially.
However ABEE is expanding internationally, and Portugal is the place chosen for the first solid state battery R&D Center in Europe.
In the future expansion plans there is also a battery recycling plant.
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