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BASF Shanshan Battery Materials Co., Ltd. (BSBM)

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BASF Shanshan Battery Materials Co., Ltd. (BASF Shanshan) is the joint venture formed by BASF and Shanshan in 2021 (BASF 51% and Shanshan 49%). It is one of the global leading lithium battery materials suppliers. The company was firstly founded by Shanshan in 2003.

Product and Business

BASF Shanshan has built up mature business. Its business scope covers raw materials sourcing, production of precursor cathode active materials (PCAM) and cathode active materials (CAM), as well as battery recycling. It’s already in a leading position in China market.

BASF brings strong technology and development capabilities, a global operations footprint, as well as strategic partnerships for raw materials supply, while Shanshan contributes its extensive experience, comprehensive product portfolio and leading scale-up capability. Together, BASF and Shanshan will drive the joint venture’s continuous growth in China with the planned annual CAM capacity of 90 kilotons by 2022.

The strength of the joint venture has been further enhanced after its formation. While continuing to expand its presence in the China market, BASF Shanshan will also serve the growing global battery material market. It will primarily focus on the rapidly growing electric vehicle (EV) market, and continuously providing first-class products for the global consumer electronic and energy storage segments.

The industry-leading battery testing capability

The industry-leading battery testing capability

Technician is detecting and analyzing the main content of materials

Technician is detecting and analyzing the main content of materials

Strong R&D Capability

Relying on continuous technological innovation and R&D, BASF Shanshan has established a leading R&D center in Changsha, Hunan, that integrates capabilities from R&D, experimental verification, analysis and testing. With near 300 R&D specialists, the R&D center is with the well-organized system and strong R&D team. It continues to drive the BASF Shanshan‘s innovation and technology improvement.

BASF Shanshan has invested and established multiple scientific research and innovation platforms, including state-level enterprise technology center, national postdoctoral scientific research workstation, Hunan Engineering Research Center etc. The Company has also received numerous state-level titles such as “National Technology Innovation Demonstration Enterprise,” “National Manufacturing Single Product Champion Demonstration Enterprise,” “National Green Factory” and “National Intellectual Property Advantage Enterprise.”

Site Footprint

The newly formed BASF Shanshan has four plants in Hunan and Ningxia, China, with more than 1600 employees.

Da Changsha Site

DaChangsha Site

Built in 2018, and located in Changsha, Hunan, Da Chanshang site mainly produces high energy density (high-Nickel) cathode materials and other high-end products.

Its R&D center is also located in DaChangsha site.

BSBM Site Footprint
Lugu Site

Lugu Site

Built in 2003, and located in Changsha High-tech Development Zone, Lugu site produces NCM products majorly.

Ningxiang Site

Ningxiang Site

Built in 2014, and located in Ningxiang Jinzhou, Hunan, Ningxiang site produces and sells high-energy high-density cathode materials.

Shizuishan Site

Shizuishan Site

Built in 2016 and located in Shizuishan, Ningxia, Shizuishan site is mainly focused on production, sales and research of high-energy high-density cathode materials and the precursors.


BASF Shanshan has been practicing the business philosophy of achieving the Win-Win of both production and ecology, economy and responsibility. It adheres to sustainable development and focusing on energy saving, clean production and recycling.

As of September 2021, purchase of clean energy accounts for more than 80% of BASF Shanshan’s overall industrial electricity and is expected to reach more than 85% in 2022. 21 sets of equipment have been renovated with more than 4 million kWh of energy saved. In the future, it will carry out its plans of distributed photovoltaic power generation, energy storage, reuse of high concentrated process gas, and residual thermal storage. It will persist in increasing production capacity while paying attention to global climate protection, endeavoring to achieve "carbon peak" and "carbon neutralization" in China.

Technician is weighing button battery pole piece

Technician is weighing button battery pole piece

Updates from BASF Shanshan

P215 Symbolic virtual signing ceremony

BASF and Shanshan to form a joint venture serving the largest battery materials market, China

P294 Da Chang Sha Site Hunan China 2nd phase already under construction

BASF and Shanshan form battery materials joint venture in China

BASF Shanshan Kickoff Video (September 1, 2021)

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