Battery recycling specialist Ascend Elements (formerly Battery Resourcers) has been selected by SK Battery America (SKBA) to recycle both cell and module battery manufacturing scrap from SKBA’s manufacturing facility in Commerce, Georgia. The scrap material will be recycled at Ascend Elements’ new 154,000-square-foot battery recycling facility in Covington, Georgia, which is designed to recover 98%… Read more »
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Battery recycling and manufacturing company Ascend Elements (formerly known as Battery Resourcers) is planning to open a battery recycling plant in Georgia by August of 2022, where it will recycle lithium, cobalt and nickel. The company plans to invest $43 million in the 154,000-square-foot facility, which will be able to process 30,000 metric tons of… Read more »
The use of recycled cathode material to make new batteries will be a key part of the circular battery supply chain, but is recycled material truly equivalent to the freshly-mined stuff? A new study indicates that it is just as good, if not better. The new paper, “Recycled cathode materials enabled superior performance for lithium-ion… Read more »
Battery Resourcers, a battery recycling and manufacturing company, recently completed a $20-million Series B equity round to support the development of a commercial-scale processing facility with the annual capacity to recycle 10,000 tons of batteries—roughly the amount of batteries from 20,000 EVs. Battery Resourcers’ approach to battery manufacturing starts with a mixed stream of used… Read more »
An engineering research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts recently won a million-dollar contract from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) to develop an innovative process for recycling used Li-ion batteries. The team, led by WPI professor Yan Wang, it created a patented closed-loop recycling process that works like this: the batteries… Read more »