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Schwarzheide Symbolic Groundbreaking Event from November 13, 2020, Virtual Event Room

On November 13th, 2020, we celebrated another important milestone of our European investment project with the symbolic groundbreaking event at BASF Schwarzheide site. Take a moment to join us to learn about our strategic investment and to participate in the event virtually.

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Groundbreaking Event: Reply Available

On November 13, 2020, we hosted our live virtual groundbreaking event from Schwarzheide, Germany due to the global pandemic. The replay will is available below.

BASF Schwarzheide Groundbreaking Event Replay (English)

BASF Schwarzheide Groundbreaking Event Replay (Deutsch)

Impressions from the symbolic groundbreaking event

Find videos and photos from the symbolic groundbreaking celebration event at BASF Schwarzheide site.

Have a look at how BASF management around the globe virtually celebrated the symbolic groundbreaking event in Schwarzheide.

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English Version(s)

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Groundbreaking for cathode active materials production plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

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Schwarzheide battery materials investment

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European Battery Materials Investment Projects

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Creating a sustainable battery materials value chain

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Shape the future of E-mobility

German Version(s)

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Spatenstich für BASF-Anlage für Kathodenmaterialien in Schwarzheide

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Schwarzheide-Investition für Batteriematerialien

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Investitionsprojekte für Batteriematerialien in Europa

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Schaffung einer nachhaltigen Wertschöpfungskette für Batteriematerialien

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Die Zukunft der E-Mobilität gestalten

Updates from European Battery Materials Investment Projects

Find a selection of recent project updates on our two investments in Harjavalta, Finland and Schwarzheide, Germany:

Construction progress for BASF's cathode active materials plant in Schwarzheide - November 2021

September 2021: BASF Schwarzheide, Germany construction progress

August 2021: Construction progress for BASF's CAM plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

June 2021: Latest construction progress for precursor cathode active materials plant in Harjavalta, Finland

March 2021: Construction progress for BASF's cathode active materials plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

April 2021: Construction progress for BASF's cathode active materials plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

December 2020: Latest Construction Progress for BASF's Cathode Active Materials Plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

November 2020: Check out our 3D Animation for our future battery materials site in Harjavalta, Finland

November 2020: Our leaders celebrate our virtual groundbreaking due to the global pandemic

3D Animation of our new Schwarzheide, Germany plant

Knowledge transfer from Japan for European investments for battery materials.

July 2020: Casting of the foundation and start of upwards construction for BASF’s battery materials plant in Harjavalta, Finland

Steel construction progress of BASF’s battery materials plant in Harjavalta, Finland

Press Releases

06 02 2020 Harjavalta LA

Jun 15, 2020

BASF’s battery materials plants in Europe advance as planned

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2019 Motiv Experten gefragt Personal BASF

Feb 12, 2020

BASF further invests in Europe to strengthen global leadership position for battery materials for electric vehicles

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Oct 22, 2018

BASF and Nornickel join forces to supply the battery materials market

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