RAM Tech is reviewing plans to produce electrolytes and additives used in lithium-ion batteries at its planned Dangjin facility, TheElec has learned.
The company originally planned to produce just hydrogen fluoride.
RAM Tech’s plan to build the facility at Dangjin has resumed after its win against the city at the district court level.
The company announced back in February 2020 that it will spend 30 billion won to build the new hydrogen fluoride facility.
But the move faced protests from local residents who raised safety concerns. RAM Tech had argued hydrogen fluoride was already being produced by other companies such as Soulbrain and ENF Technology in other areas of South Korea such as Gongju or Cheonan so their concerns were unwarranted.
Earlier this month, in an administrative lawsuit between the city representing the citizens and RAM Tech, the court took the side of the company.
A source said while the case could go to appeals, a similar Supreme Court decision made in the past indicates that RAM Tech is highly likely to win future cases as well.
The district court also said in its judgment that it was illegal for the city to lift its permit for the construction when residents’ protest was a standard for the decision.
RAM Tech however said however that it will ensure that the facility is built safely.