Missouri is home to leading developers and producers of batteries for the defense, space, automotive, and consumer industries. Our batteries power NASA’s space program, including NASA’s InSight Lander, which is currently on the surface of Mars. We are one of the top three states for battery production, a leading producer of lead for batteries, and a leading developer of next-generation lithium and thermal batteries in the U.S.
Missouri is home to a large base of energy companies, including EaglePicher, Enersys, Exide Technologies, Hubbell, Vest-Fiber, Watlow, 3M, Emerson Electric, ZAF Energy Systems, and Milbank Manufacturing. You could say that Missouri powers the space program … and the military … and the future.
Our next-generation battery manufacturers are taking advantage of our location and extensive logistics infrastructure, making it simple and efficient to ship energy related products around the world. And Missouri’s low cost of energy, combined with competitive cost of living and doing business, positions Missouri as a prime location for manufacturers across the energy sector.
Additionally, Missouri’s solar market has grown faster than the national average since 2009 and northwest Missouri is located on the edge of the wind belt making it a stellar location for investing in the wind industry supply chain.
Our energy talent is leading the way in energy storage development, working across the state at research facilities such as the Energy Research and Development Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), the Missouri Center for Advanced Power Systems, the Center for Physical and Power Electronics at the University of Missouri and the Lithium Ion Center of Excellence. And Missouri leads the Midwest for overall employment in energy storage and smart grid jobs according to the Clean Energy Trust.
Energy solutions in Missouri is an empowered industry. And we think it would be a bright idea for you to come learn more.