Monday, February 21, 2011

BMW/SGL New Carbon Fiber Plant on Schedule

BMW, in a joint venture with SGL is building a new plant in Moses Lake, Washington to manufacture the carbon fiber body panels for the new i3 and other BMW models.

When completed, the plant will be 154,250 square-foot and take advantage of the use of hydro-generated electricity the area has to offer. This allows the plant to drastically reduce it's electricity costs (carbon fiber production requires a lot of electricity) while using an environmentally friendly source of generation. This keeps in line with the BMW groups philosophy of being the most sustainable auto manufacturer, an award they have won an amazing six years in a row now.

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