Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – Region’s Successful Upstate Revitalization Initiative Blueprint to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities
Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Eastman Kodak Company, in partnership with New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium, Inc. (NY-BEST) will install two multi-user battery cell assembly lines at their Eastman Business Park (EBP) site in Rochester. The site will serve battery and capacitor development and production companies. The new lines will complement existing roll-to-roll (R2R) coating capability and expertise at Kodak; a battery assembly prototype lab at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT); and the BEST Test and Commercialization Center, a battery cell commercialization and testing center in the same building at EBP. This combination of capabilities expands the energy ecosystem and creates a world-class tool-set for the development and production of new battery and capacitor technologies.