10% of global passenger vehicle sales may be EVs by 2025

Electric vehicles on the road are projected to reach 125 million by 2030.

Global demand for batteries expected to increase to over 3 TWh

Hatch understands the entire battery market value chain and partners with our clients to offer full-service engineering expertise ranging from the mining and processing of raw materials to procurement and engineering and construction management of battery chemical, cell manufacturing, and battery recycling facilities.

A growing number of companies are looking for opportunities to enter the battery market. Whether it is developing new markets and verticals, securing supplies of materials, developing processing capabilities, modifying flowsheets to expand operations, or building new manufacturing facilities, the challenge can be daunting.

Leverage our experience from metallurgical to implementation services to improve your business case and make informed decisions.

Battery technologies are central to the electric vehicle trend, with manufacturers seeking to secure supplies of critical raw materials for cathode production, including lithium, nickel, and cobalt. Global demand for battery metals grew by 70% between 2019 and 2020 and is set to grow by 300% over the next decade.

With a finite supply of battery materials, understanding the supply chain, efficient manufacturing, and recycling will be crucial for sustaining a battery-centric economy. It is an emerging and complex market where innovation, speed-to-market, and capital and operational efficiency are critical.

We can help.

We offer full-service solutions across the value chain of several battery technologies, including lithium ion, vanadium redox flow, hydrogen fuel cell, adiabatic-compressed air, and thermal.

Battery Minerals Mining

The increase in demand for batteries is resulting in the growing need for specific raw materials such as lithium, graphite, nickel, aluminum, and cobalt. Hatch can leverage decades of experience in the minerals and mining sector, aligning schedules and costing to engineer innovative solutions.

Battery Chemicals and Plants

With the growth in demand for electric vehicles, the need to increase and synchronize production across industries has become critical. With decades of experience, Hatch is well positioned to deliver innovative solutions for battery chemical projects.

Read more about our work in battery chemical manufacturing with partners like Nano One.

Battery Cell Manufacturing and Gigafactories

Hatch has a world-class team of experts to help both start-ups and mature battery cell producers overcome challenges in commercializing their processes. We can help companies navigate regional codes and regulations, assemble project execution strategies to address schedule objectives, and provide complete engineering services for both the facility and the battery manufacturing processes.

Battery Recycling

With finite supplies of readily mined nickel, lithium, aluminum, and graphite, the need for processing recycled materials is vital. Hatch’s connected expertise in cell manufacturing, minerals and mining, chemical companies, and process engineering provides us with unique insight into the market for battery recycling.

Read more about our work in the battery recycling space with partners like Li-Cycle.

At the core of our business is our exceptional project management and execution skills. We have a history of successful engagements for highly complex facilities and can leverage our deep knowledge and engineering, procurement, and construction management expertise. Our services include:

  • Plant Engineering and Construction Management
  • Test Work, Piloting
  • Demonstration, and Scale-up to Commercial Capacity
  • Conceptual Engineering and Process Flowsheet Definition
  • Process Equipment Specification and Selection
  • Civil and Site Infrastructure Design
  • Structural and Architectural Design of Facilities
  • Utility Package Design and Sourcing
  • Business Advisory
  • Vendor/Supplier Design Amendments to meet regional codes and standards
  • Technology Development, including assistance to third parties to commercialize their technologies
  • Material Sourcing and Supply Chain Analysis and Management
  • Due Diligence Studies
  • Site Selection Studies
  • pCAM and CAM Process Development, including process optimization
  • Battery Cell Chemistry Development, Materials Characterization, and Cell Design
  • Battery Recycling Process Flowsheet Designs
  • Environmental and Social Governance Support, including permit applications
  • Wastewater Treatment Process Engineering
  • Off-gas Emissions Treatment Process Engineering
  • Waste Management and Recycling, including concepts to enhance economic value.
  • Life Cycle, Sustainability, and Climate Change Assessments
  • Energy Audits
  • Risk Reviews and HAZOP Assessments
  • Process Simulation, Finite Element Analysis, and Computational Fluid Dynamic Modeling
  • Maintenance and Operability Studies
  • Value Engineering Studies and Designs to improve economic performance
  • Digitalization and Digital Twin Modeling
  • Robotics and Machine Engineering for custom solutions
  • Plant Automation and Control System Software Development
  • Coordination of Financing
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