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Poland becomes world’s second-largest maker of li-ion batteries: report

29.06.2023 09:30
Poland has become the world’s second-largest producer of lithium-ion batteries, after China, and plans to build Europe’s biggest battery-energy storage facility, according to officials.
Wanda Buk
Wanda BukPAP/Piotr Nowak

The plan was announced by the state power company PGE on Tuesday, the biznesalert.pl website reported. 

PGE’s deputy CEO Wanda Buk told the Politico Competitive Europe Summit in Brussels: “Poland last year overtook the United States, becoming the world’s second-biggest producer of li-ion batteries in terms of manufacturing capacity. Now only China is ahead of Poland.”

She added: “However, China accounts for 77 percent of the global production of li-ion batteries, while the entire European Union makes up 14 percent.”

Buk said in Brussels that PGE planned to build Europe’s largest battery-energy storage facility, at 200 MW/820 MWh, with further expansion to 800 MW by 2030, biznesalert.pl reported.

The facility will be located in Żarnowiec, northern Poland, at the site of the aborted communist-era project to build the country’s first nuclear power plant, according to officials.

PGE has called on the Polish government and the EU to introduce “regulations in support of battery-energy storage systems,” biznesalert.pl reported.


Source: biznesalert.pl, politico.eu