Senator Rosen Joined With Nevada Colleagues in Urging The Department of Energy To Support This Project
New Manufacturing Center Will Create Nearly 5,000 Nevada Jobs
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) applauded news that the U.S. Department of Energy is committing to lend Redwood Materials in Northern Nevada up to $2 billion for the construction and expansion of a battery materials center located in McCarran, Nevada that will create nearly 5,000 clean energy, union jobs. This funding comes following a letter sent by Senators Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV) urging Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm to support this project. The project would be the first facility in the U.S. to support the production of critical materials in a fully closed-loop lithium-ion battery manufacturing process by recycling end-of-life batteries and production scrap.
“Nevada is central to strengthening our domestic clean energy supply chain and creating good-paying jobs,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m grateful the Energy Department is heeding our call to provide this funding to help support electric vehicle battery production in our state and create thousands of jobs.”
Senator Rosen has been a leader in securing the domestic critical minerals supply chain and advocating for clean energy technologies. Senator Rosen’s provision to promote the use of critical minerals and develop a secure and reliable critical mineral supply chain was included in the CHIPS and Science Act, which became law last year. Senator Rosen also helped secure over $7 billion in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strengthen the U.S. battery supply chain including for the sourcing, production, and recycling of critical minerals.