Battery Cell R&D Center Coming to Ohio


Backed by a $15 million investment from Honda, The Ohio State University has announced it will establish an R&D center to advance the domestic production of battery cell materials and manufacturing technologies. Manufacturer Schaeffler Americas is also playing a key role. Located in the university’s innovation district, the 25,000-square-foot facility will also serve as a training hub. It’s scheduled to open in April 2025. In a press release, former OMA board member Bob Nelson, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., said the facility will be a great resource to train the next-generation workforce. In this release, OMA president Ryan Augsburger said the center will help ensure that Ohio remains the center of automobile innovation. 11/13/2023