EcoProBM, SK On, Ford Strengthen Québec’s EV Chain

EcoProBM, SK On, and Ford have unveiled plans to invest C$1.2 billion in constructing a cathode manufacturing facility in Bécancour, Québec. Set to start production in the first half of 2026, the EcoPro CAM Canada LP facility will offer around 345 new job opportunities.

Why It Matters

This collaboration signals a notable step in strengthening North America’s electric vehicle (EV) supply chain. As the demand for EVs surges, securing a reliable supply chain for vital battery components becomes increasingly important.

Key Points

  • The facility aims to produce up to 45,000 tonnes of cathode active material (CAM) annually.
  • This venture marks Ford’s inaugural investment in Québec and is in line with its strategy to localize battery material processing near its EV production zones.
  • EcoPro CAM Canada LP will specialize in high-quality Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) for rechargeable batteries, leveraging EcoPro’s advanced core shell gradient (CSG) technology.
  • The facility, spanning over 3 million square feet, has already begun construction and will house engineers, sales and service professionals, as well as co-op roles for local students.
  • Research and development at EcoPro CAM Canada LP will focus on enhancing battery safety, improving performance, and ensuring environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes.

Bottom Line

This strategic partnership between EcoProBM, SK On, and Ford sets the stage for Québec’s emerging role as a vital hub in the EV supply chain. Both federal and provincial government support has been instrumental in securing this significant investment. Not only does this initiative underscore Québec’s potential in the green economy of North America, but it also showcases the united commitment of global industry leaders in paving the way for a sustainable and electrified future.


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