CAlifornia-made Sustainable and Cost-effective Activated Dry Electrode (CASCADE)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
CAlifornia-made Sustainable and Cost-effective Activated Dry Electrode (CASCADE)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
LICAP TECHNOLOGIES INC. will design and build an LRIP pilot line in Sacramento, CA for battery electrode production using LICAP's innovative Activated Dry Electrode process. Their electrode production process offers significant advantages over the the traditional "wet coating" process including lower energy consumption, reduced amount of CO2 emissions, lower manufacturing footprint, improved battery performance, and elimination of toxic solvents from electrode manufacturing. This will benefit all Californian rate payers by reducing the cost of energy storage and reducing the environmental impact associated with lithium battery production.

Contact Information

Justin Scaccianoce
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Utilities Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
Business Park Dr and Bradshaw Dr

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA. Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301 This project only consists of minor alteration of existing structure, facilities, and mechanical equipment which involves negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's CEQA determination. All manufacturing on this project will be taking place in LiCAP Technologies' existing facility in Sacramento, CA and no work will be taking place outside of that facility. The identified location is a 4000 sq ft fabrication facility that is currently used for cell testing and equipment storage. The proposed line will require approximately 2000 sq ft which can be made available immediately. We do not anticipate any permanent changes to the facility. There will simply be a rearrangement of equipment and modifications to add power outlets/branch circuits internal to the building.


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