LG Chem, Huayou Cobalt To Venture $922 Million In Battery Material Production In Korea


LG Chem of South Korea and Huayou Cobalt of China plan to invest a combined 1.2 trillion won ($923 million) in the construction of a battery material production facility in Saemangeum, South Korea According to sources

As per sources which cited anonymous industry insiders, the two businesses are anticipated to sign a memorandum of understanding next week to work together to establish facilities that will produce 50,000 tonnes of cathode precursors, a crucial battery material, yearly starting in 2029.

LG Chem did not immediately respond with a statement. Outside of business hours, it was unable to instantly call a Huayou Cobalt representative.

The biggest Korean chemical firm, LG Chem Ltd., sometimes known as LG Chemical, has its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. According to sales, it was the tenth-largest chemical corporation in the world in 2017. The Lucky Chemical Industrial Corporation, which produced cosmetics, was its original name. Since the consumer products section was split off to form LG Household & Health Care, the firm is now only business-to-business.

Cobalt, comprising cobalt tetroxide, cobalt oxide, cobalt carbonate, cobalt hydroxide, cobalt oxalate, cobalt sulphate, and cobalt monoxide, is the main product that Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd. supplies.  Its headquarters are in Zhejiang, China's Tongxiang Economic Development Zone.

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