Volta Energy Solutions (Volta), a subsidiary of Solus Advanced Materials located in South Korea, is launching the first battery copper foil factory for electric vehicles in Canada in Granby, Quebec.
Positioned to become the world’s largest producer of copper foil, the company has established itself in Quebec as Volta Energy Solutions Canada with the ambition to actively contribute to the development of the EV battery industry.
First North American factory
Volta Energy Solutions is a global leader that provides materials such as battery copper foil for EV batteries. The company currently produces copper foil in Luxembourg and battery copper foil in Hungary. The Granby plant will be the third factory and respond to the increasingly growing demand of the North American market.
“Copper foil plays an essential role as a current collector in the construction of lithium-ion batteries, which are commonly used in EVs. With its strategic geographical location providing privileged access to the North American market and its strong political commitment to making electric vehicle battery production a key sector of its economy, Quebec is the ideal location for Volta’s first North American factory,” explains Dejae Chin, Chairman of Solus Advanced Materials and Volta Energy Solutions. “The support of the Quebec and Canadian governments as well as the City of Granby was crucial to the success of this inauguration. Our team is committed to increasing the efficiency of the local EV battery supply chain for years to come.”
Volta expects to go into mass production in 2026 and will sell its product to customers in North America. This initial launch will produce 25,000 tons of copper foil per year and will increase to 63,000 tons per year with phase 2. It represents 2,500,000 electric vehicles on the road.