IGO (ASX:IGO) has secured land from the Western Australian government in Kwinana for a proposed battery-material facility.

The clean energy-focussed company says the facility would involve a downstream nickel refinery combined with a plant making nickel-dominant precursor cathode active material for batteries.

IGO says this would be the first commercial production of the material in the country and would position IGO as vertically integrated into the battery supply chain.

It also says it's searching for a partner with experience in the precursor material to progress the project.