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Consortium looks at recycling cathodes, electrolytes and graphite in closed loop

An industrial and scientific research consortium funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action plans to research and develop processes for recycling cathode metals, electrolytes and graphite multiple times. The HVBatCycle research consortium is planned to operate for 3 years. “In order to have to use fewer materials from primary sources such… Read more »

BASF to build black mass plant in Germany to recycle batteries

BASF has announced it will build a black mass plant for recycling batteries in Schwarzheide, Germany, where it already has a cathode active materials production and recycling facility.  The company says the new plant, which is expected to begin production in early 2024, will be built to the highest environmental, health and safety standards. BASF… Read more »

Quebec invests $22.5 million in battery recycling firm Lithion

Battery recycling technology company Lithion has received $22.5 million in funding from the Quebec government. It will use the funding to develop its facilities in Quebec. Some will be invested in a battery dismantling and reprocessing plant the company expects to open in 2023, and some will finance engineering studies for the construction of a… Read more »

Mercedes battery pack plant in Alabama will shorten supply chain, reduce emissions

Mercedes-Benz has opened a battery pack factory in Bibb County, Alabama, near a plant in Tuscaloosa where the company will soon be building its new EQE and EQS electric SUVs for the US market. The new plant will not be manufacturing cells, but rather assembling purchased cells into packs for the EQE and EQS. The… Read more »

Mercedes outlines battery recycling strategy, will open recycling plant in Germany in 2023

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled plans to expand its global battery recycling strategy. The automaker will build its own battery recycling plant in Kuppenheim, Germany, and plans to enlist partners for battery recycling in China and the US. “Mercedes-Benz is pursuing a maximum circular economy for all raw materials used,” said Board Member Jörg Burzer. “Sustainable battery… Read more »

Nth Cycle raises $12.5 million in Series A funding for cobalt and nickel recycling tech

Battery and metal recycling technology company Nth Cycle has raised $12.5 million in Series A funding, which it will use to deploy the first commercial units of its electro-extraction technology to recycling facilities in 2022 and to grow its technical and development staff. Nth Cycle’s electro-extraction technology uses electricity and carbon filters to recover cobalt… Read more »

Battery recycler Lithion raises $99 million, inks Korean licensing deal

Battery recycling technology company Lithion has raised 125 million Canadian dollars ($99 million US) in a Series A funding round, and has granted construction and manufacturing firm IS Dongseo the exclusive right to use its lithium-ion battery recycling technology in the South Korean market. Canada-based Lithion will use the funding on a separation plant, a… Read more »

Primobius and Stelco partner on EV battery recycling in North America

Primobius has reached an option and licensing agreement with Stelco Holdings to commercialize Primobius’s proprietary EV battery recycling and processing technologies in North America. Operations are expected to begin in 2023. Germany-based Primobius is a joint venture of Neometals and the German engineering company SMS group to commercialize the recycling of lithium-ion batteries. Canada-based Stelco… Read more »

Cornish Lithium secures £18-million investment from TechMet

Cornish Lithium has secured an investment package of up to £18 million ($24 million) from metals investment company TechMet. Cornish Lithium seeks to create a domestic supply of lithium and other battery metals for the UK. The company expects to benefit from TechMet’s knowledge of the battery metals supply chain, and its commercial and strategic… Read more »

First Cobalt to expand nickel and cobalt production

First Cobalt is expanding its plans to provide battery-grade nickel and cobalt, recycled battery materials and precursor material to the North American supply chain. First Cobalt is also changing its name to Electra Battery Materials. Electra is expanding a permitted hydrometallurgical refinery north of Toronto, which is projected to produce 5,000 tons of cobalt per… Read more »