From the sweeping infrastructure bill running through the halls of Congress to the administration’s priority on combating climate change, the green energy revolution has arrived. The American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) is at the forefront of this revolution as we set our sights on building a first-of-its-kind Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Pilot Plant in Fernley, Nevada.
In June, Fernley’s City Council unanimously approved ABTC’s Conditional Use Permit for its Pilot Plant – aiming to make a positive impact on the community at large. By launching our closed-loop, energy efficient platform, ABTC will create jobs, boost the economy and develop cultural initiatives within Fernley.
Fiscally, ABTC’s plant will generate long-term employment and create economic benefits for the Fernley community. The plant will be a completely new construction consisting of three functional building areas totaling approximately 100,000 square feet of floor space which includes roughly 60,000 square feet of production space. The building spaces will contain a production building, an office building with laboratories, and a warehouse.
With a huge impact on Fernley’s local economy, the plant will provide both direct and indirect economic benefits to the community. Initial assessments indicate a potential multi-million dollar direct economic impact for the community. Creating high-paying jobs, the plant will tap into hiring and vendor services from local labor pools – providing more employment opportunities to local residents. Committed to bringing well-paying jobs to Fernley, ABTC anticipates a long-term need for approximately 50 new employees.
Furthermore, ABTC prides itself on “doing well by doing good” – making a major impact on both the environment and the overall community. In addition to creating sustainable solutions, ABTC strives to become a welcome addition to the local population. From connecting with local business and non-profit organizations to supporting existing mission-based organizations, ABTC wants to become embedded within Fernley as a positive presence – joining forces in community driven events such as golf fundraisers and the annual STEM Festival.
Thus far, ABTC has teamed up with the Fernley Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations to stay connected with and educate Fernley residents on our battery recycling technology. We hope to augment interest in STEM among young people, and will do so by supporting recycling education opportunities and hiring interns from the local labor pool.
Fernley is a unique community, making the town the perfect candidate for our Pilot Plant. From new housing developments to diverse wildlife, Fernley’s small-town charm with big town ambitions serves as a strong canvas for ABTC’s battery recycling platform. Moreover, as Fernley is located approximately 13 minutes from the new Tesla site, the Pilot Plant will further reinforce the community’s commitment to sustainable solutions.