Quallion LLC received an additional $5.8 million grant from the California Energy Commission to develop an automated manufacturing line for battery components.

The company received $1 million last November from the commission through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Transportation program.

The automated production line would make lithium ion modules used as building blocks for batteries, including those used in electric vehicles.

The project will create 50 to 100 temporary positions and 100 to 200 permanent jobs in the next three years.

Mark R. Madler