Yo, what’s up fam? Listen up, ’cause I got some dope news for y’all. There’s this new battery company called Wisconsin Battery Co. (WinBat) that’s set to make some major moves in Portage, Wisconsin. But here’s the twist, they’re making batteries out of hemp instead of that fancy graphene stuff. Yeah, you heard me right, hemp!
So these guys just copped 17 acres of land in the Portage Industrial Park to build their battery factory. And let me tell you, they ain’t messing around. They got big plans for this joint. According to their press release, they’re all about creating industrial batteries that will level up the solar and wind power game. They wanna make them more efficient and reliable, you feel me? And they ain’t stopping there. They also wanna innovate a new kind of battery called hemp carbon batteries. These bad boys are gonna be a sustainable alternative to those lithium-ion joints. Plus, they’ll have better energy density, last longer, and be easier on the environment. Oh, and did I mention that they’ll be using raw materials from the good ol’ US of A? Yeah, talk about addressing those national security risks, bruh.
Now here’s where it gets real interesting. The CEO of WinBat, Jeff Greene, knows what’s up. He saw an opportunity when he was chilling with this Florida-based hemp company. They asked him to find the best ways to use hemp fiber, and bam! The idea hit him like a ton of bricks. And guess what? The people of Portage have been showing mad love for this project. They’re all about it, man.
But check this out, it gets even better. Remember Energizer? Yeah, the battery company that had to let go of a bunch of employees? Well, WinBat is swooping in to save the day. They wanna hire those former Energizer employees and put their skills to good use. I mean, who better to build batteries than people who already know their way around the battery game, right?
Greene knows what’s up, too. He knows that Portage is the perfect spot for this new battery plant. I mean, they got like 400 to 500 trained employees just waiting to do their thing. And from what Greene says, it seems like the people are cautiously optimistic. At first, they were scared, but WinBat turned that fear into cautious optimism. They’re excited about this new opportunity, man.
Now let me break it down for you. Wisconsin Battery Co. is all about that research, development, and manufacturing game. They’re owned by Sustainable Communities Corp., and their mission is all about advancing energy storage solutions. They wanna make the world a cleaner and more sustainable place.
So here’s the deal. WinBat is gonna start off by making batteries for hearing aids. But that’s just the beginning, my friend. Their long-term goal is to create two innovative batteries that have better energy density, last longer, and are greener than ever before. And get this, they wanna hire 600 employees within the first six years of operation. Now that’s what I call job creation!
But hold up, there’s more. Greene and the mayor of Portage, Mitchel Craig, are gonna spill all the tea at a press conference on January 9th. They’re gonna share all the juicy details about this project. So y’all better mark your calendars for that.
Oh, and get this, WinBat ain’t stopping at Portage. They’re eyeing another spot called Fennimore to build another plant. Energizer is closing down a manufacturing plant there too, so it’s a perfect fit.
Now I know what you’re thinking, why hemp for batteries? Well, my friend, hemp batteries are the future. They last eight times longer than those lithium joints and they’re way cheaper to make. And get this, they perform even better than graphene, which is the gold standard in the battery game. Plus, making batteries with hemp is way more sustainable. You see, a lot of the energy used to make batteries comes from fossil fuels, and we all know that ain’t good for the environment. But hemp is different. It comes from living plants that remove carbon dioxide from the air as they grow. It’s like nature’s way of fighting pollution, man.
So there you have it, fam. WinBat is making moves in Portage and they’re bringing the hemp battery game to a whole new level. They’re hiring former Energizer employees, creating jobs, and making the world a greener place. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a win-win to me.
Stay tuned for more updates on this dope project. It’s gonna be lit, I can feel it.