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Sila Factory Moses Lake

Sila Purchases Battery Facility in Moses Lake

Battery materials company Sila has purchased its first standalone factory, a 600,000-square-foot facility in Moses Lake, WA. The building will be used to manufacture lithium-anode battery materials for the automotive and cell phone industries. Financial details were not released, but Sila CEO Gene Berdichevsky said buying and equipping the facility will cost $100-plus million.

As reported in Bloomberg, Sila, based in Alameda, CA, said the factory will bring hundreds of new jobs to the central Washington town, adding it was drawn by the region’s abundant hydropower. Sila will deliver silicon-based anode production at the plant by the first half of 2025, and has the potential for exponential growth.

Sila says initial production will provide anodes sufficient to power batteries in 100,000 to 500,000 electric vehicles and 500 million mobile phones annually, but the Moses Lake site could eventually power 2 million to 10 million electric vehicles per year. 

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Mark comes to ConnectCRE with an extensive background as a business and news reporter in San Francisco radio, as well as 35 years as a traffic reporter on several stations including KGO, KNBR, KCBS and KFRC. As a business reporter, Mark covered the tech world in Silicon Valley where he became familiar with real estate transactions in the hot Bay Area marketplace. He attended San Jose State University with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting and currently resides in the Lake Tahoe area where he gets to frequently enjoy all of his favorite activities: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking and Skiing.

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