LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. (Nov. 9, 4:25 p.m. ET) — Dow Kokam LLC has opened a research and development center in suburban Kansas City to develop lithium ion batteries for automotive and nonautomotive customers.
The Lee's Summit facility will have a wet chemistry lab to test raw materials, a clean room to produce prototype electrodes, a pilot lab to assemble battery cells and a test facility.
Dow Kokam, established in 2009, is a partnership of Dow Chemical Co., TK Advanced Battery and Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault.