JACKSON, TN—6K Energy, the cathode materials production division of 6K Inc., plans to establish a full-scale PlusCAM battery material manufacturing plant here. The $250 million project is expected to create 230 jobs in Madison County.

The investment will be supported by a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The facility will be the world’s first UniMelt plasma cathode plant, providing low cost, sustainable production of battery material for localized supply chains in the U.S.

“Choosing the right fit for our first PlusCAM production facility is critical in our mission to be the leading domestic supplier of cathode material in the U.S.,” says Sam Trinch, president of 6K Energy. “Not only did Jackson meet our requirements for critical items, such as energy cost and site readiness, but the teams at the state, county and town levels went above and beyond to ensure we will be successful building our plant.”

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in North Andover, MA, 6K uses microwave plasma technology to develop advanced materials for industries, including electric vehicle manufacturing, renewable energy, aerospace and consumer electronics.