Improved Batteries for California's Zero-Emissions Vehicle Future

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Summary

SCH Number
2019070661
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Improved Batteries for California's Zero-Emissions Vehicle Future
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/9/2019
Project Applicant
Cuberg, Inc

Document Description
The purpose of this Agreement is to fund the setup and commissioning of a pilot-scale production facility for manufacturing lithium-metal battery pouch cells. These innovative lithium-metal battery cells have a high energy density and are non flammable. The project will achieve a ramp up of in-house manufacturing, where dry battery cells are cut open, injected with a unique electrolyte and vacuum-sealed. Ratepayers will benefit from the project when higher energy density, non-flammable batteries are adopted by the market-resulting in better energy storage in electric vehicles, consumer electronics, and grid applications.

Contact Information
Joshua Croft
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 445-5328

Location

Cities
Emeryville
Counties
Alameda
Cross Streets
1198 65Th St Ste 170

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits within Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, sect. § 15301 because it involves minor construction and equipment installation at an existing facility, with no expansion of capacity. The proposed project will install new equipment at an existing research and production facility. The new equipment will enable the Recipient to manufacture lithium-metal battery pouch cells at pilot scale. The existing facility is approximately 7,400 square feet with planned minor alterations of installing an interior wall with a door, an HVAC exhaust duct, and a 3 phase outlet for a vacuum pump. The new equipment that will be added will use approximately 150 square feet. For these reasons, the proposed project will have no significant effect on the environment and fits within section 15301.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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