• CapEx: $400 million
  • Jobs: 383 new (100 direct, 283 indirect), 2,000 construction
  • Product: Manufacturing of EV battery components
  • Location: St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish / Capital Region
  • Project overview:
    • Two expansion projects would result in two new manufacturing facilities to support the U.S. EV battery supply chain.
    • The first project would construct a world-scale manufacturing facility that would produce LiPF6, a component that allows for the flow of electricity through lithium-ion batteries. This facility would be the first of its kind in the U.S. and Koura estimates it would produce 10,000 metric tons of LiPF6 per year.
    • The second new production plant that would have the potential to manufacture 40,000 metric tons of R-142b, a primary building block in polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), a critical binding agent for lithium-ion battery production, annually.
    • In 2022, the company was selected to receive a $100 million award for production of LiPF6 from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the first set of projects funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Company website: orbia.com