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The huge explosion that ripped through CATL battery plant in China, will not interrupt lithium-ion production in the country.

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On January 7, a huge explosion struck the CATL battery plant in China. The company, Brunp Recycling Technology plant is located in the city of Ningxiang in Hunan province. One person was killed in the explosion, and six were critically injured.

The explosion and the subsequent fire occurred in one of the old workshops of the company, and will therefore not affect the production of cathode lithium-ion supply in China. The old factory had a capacity to produce 15,000 tonnes of cathode precursors per year for CATL lithium-ion batteries, but the company has a new and much larger battery recycling factory, which is considered to be the largest in the country. It has a capacity to produce 65,000 tonnes per year.

CATL battery cell production has not been interrupted for now. An investigation has been launched to determine the exact cause of the explosion.

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