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EA-1720: Final Environmental Assessment

Pyrotek, Inc. Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative Project, Sanborn, NY

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes, through a cooperative agreement with Pyrotek, Incorporated (Pyrotek), to partially fund the construction of an industrial building; installation of electrically heated furnaces and other production equipment such as conveyors, collectors, screens, and cooling towers required to accomplish the proposed expansion of Pyrotek’s graphitization process. The plant expansion would enable the manufacture of anode materials for lithium-ion batteries used in electric drive vehicles (EDV). This proposed project would support the anticipated growth in the lithium-ion battery industry and, more specifically, the EDV industry and hybrid-electric vehicle industry. If approved, DOE would provide approximately 50 percent of the funding for the project.