Zinc8 to open battery manufacturing facility in N.Y.
by CM Staff
The company says a senator has connected with the CEO of Zinc8 Energy Solutions, Ron MacDonald, to consider the Town of Ulster as a potential site for a manufacturing facility.
VANCOUVER — Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. says it has earned support from the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles R. Schumer for the company to move ahead with establishing a manufacturing facility. in Ulster, N.Y.’s former TechCity location.
A statement from the company says the senator has connected with the CEO of Zinc8 Energy Solutions, Ron MacDonald, to consider the Town of Ulster as a potential site for a manufacturing facility.
According to Zinc8, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 2021 has set aside $6 billion for federal incentives to help expand capabilities of the U.S.-based battery research and development, to bolster domestic battery production, and to shore up the American supply chain in an industry often reliant on foreign sources.
“Zinc8 is evaluating potential manufacturing sites in the Northeastern US and have been very impressed with the locations and related facilities in New York,” said Ron MacDonald, CEO of Zinc8 Energy Solutions, in a statement.
Zinc8 says the carbon reduction policies introduced through the current U.S. administration of President Joe Biden have also been critical to helping the company commercialize its products.
“Having the support of Senator Schumer for our company and technology will weigh heavily on our decisions on where to locate our first major production facility.”