Economy
12:24 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Battery Plant To Add 100 Local Jobs

What’s described as a state-of-the-art battery materials manufacturing facility will create more than 100 jobs in Rochester over the next three years.

That according to Governor Cuomo, who says that NOHMs Technologies is locating a pilot nanoscale facility at the Eastman Business Park.  The plant is expected to be completed by next February.

Cuomo says the plant will help establish Rochester as a hub for research, development and advanced manufacturing in the clean energy industry.

NOHMs, which is based in Ithaca,  stands for Nanoscale Organic Hybrid Materials, and it will be working to commercialize technology that will supply more than twice the energy at half the cost of battery materials currently used in mobile devices and other products.

NOHMs is partnering with the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium at the Eastman Business Park.

The state is providing incentives including one million dollars from NYSERDA, which is the state’s energy research and development authority and a half-million dollar grant from Empire State Development.