Volta Energy Solutions (Volta) is launching the first battery copper foil factory for electric vehicles in Canada in Granby, Quebec. The company has established itself in Quebec as Volta Energy Solutions Canada with the goal of actively contributing to the development of the EV battery industry. The company currently produces copper foil in Luxembourg and battery copper foil in Hungary. The Granby plant will be the third factory in response to the increasingly growing demand of the North American market.
Volta said it 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 two and represent 2,500,000 electric vehicles on the road.
To produce copper foil, Volta said it relies on sustainable technology. Contributing to the circular economy is a priority: sourcing relies on copper residues; scraps created during the process are reintegrated into the production chain to reduce waste; steam and heat from the electrolysis process are transformed and redistributed to heat the plant and control its temperature; onsite water treatment stations ensure that water is recycled and reused to the highest capacity.