Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | August 5, 2009

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says US DOE rejects funding request by Quallion for new lithium battery plant.

Quallion LLC, a world leader in the development of customized lithium ion batteries, announced that its application under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Recovery Act – Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative, has been rejected by the federal agency.  The company has spent the past several months actively securing $20 million in funding and commitments from other sources, all contingent on DOE’s decision.

The proposed lithium ion battery plant would have produced advanced lithium ion batteries for automobiles and to replace engine idling as a power source for heavy duty trucks.  Anti-idling laws, which forbid the use of engine idling in a stationary truck to power electrical systems that run air conditioning, heat, etc., exist in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

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