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Stellantis and Orano enter EV battery recycling agreement

Automaker Stellantis and nuclear energy company Orano have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture to recycle EV batteries and scrap. Stellantis will have access to cobalt, nickel and lithium from gigafactories in Europe and North America for electrification and energy transformation. The joint venture will produce “black mass” or “active mass.”… Read more »

Researchers develop a new approach for EV battery recycling

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed a new approach to recycling metals from used EV batteries. The method recovers 100% of the aluminum and 98% of the lithium from EV batteries, according to the researchers. In traditional aqueous-based recycling, all EV battery metals are dissolved in inorganic acid to remove impurities… Read more »

Blue Whale Materials to build Li-ion battery recycling facility in Oklahoma

Battery recycling firm Blue Whale Materials plans to build a Li-ion battery processing facility in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The new plant will be located within a 35-acre campus including 150,000 square feet of warehouse space at the Bartlesville Industrial Park, and encompasses multiple lots designed to facilitate comprehensive battery processing, testing, dismantling and storage. The project… Read more »

Li-Cycle starts operations in Germany at its first battery recycling facility outside North America

Toronto-based battery recycling company Li-Cycle has begun operation of the first main processing line at its new Spoke recycling facility in Magdeburg, Germany. The second main line is expected to begin running later this year. The facility, including its two main lines and planned ancillary capacity, is expected to have a total annual processing capacity… Read more »

Aqua Metals and Yulho to establish EV battery recycling operations in South Korea

EV battery recycler Aqua Metals has entered into a strategic partnership with South Korean battery materials company Yulho. Yulho will make a strategic equity investment of $5 million in Aqua Metals, and Aqua will grant Yulho a license to deploy its patented AquaRefining technology in South Korea. Yulho has been around for 25 years, and… Read more »

BCA Industries introduces flexible turnkey EV battery recycling systems

Milwaukee-based BCA Industries, a provider of turnkey recycling systems, has formed a division called LithiBatt which is now providing complete battery recycling systems in collaboration with global partners. BCA’s systems offer various processing outcomes that include options for progressively smaller sizes of material shredding, as well as additional processing steps to generate higher-value, battery-grade precursor… Read more »

IRA incentives set off battery recycling gold rush

As numerous EV execs have told Charged in recent months, the “buy American” provisions of the IRA and BIL are driving massive investments in domestic mining and processing for EV battery raw materials. Now a similar gold rush appears to be gathering speed in the battery recycling field. The voluminous Inflation Reduction Act includes a… Read more »

TUD scientists work on increasing lithium-ion battery recycling

A team of scientists at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is partnering with Elyte Innovations to improve the recycling process and ecological footprint of lithium-ion batteries.  Named “SWELL—Recovery of Electrolyte Salts and Solvents” and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection, the project focuses on the recovery of non-metallic components, including lithium… Read more »

Volkswagen and Redwood Materials collaborate on US consumer battery recycling program

Volkswagen and lithium-ion battery recycler Redwood Materials have partnered to offer US consumers a convenient way to recycle rechargeable devices or lithium-ion batteries. Participating Volkswagen dealerships will offer Redwood bins for easy and safe disposal of rechargeable batteries and consumer devices, including cell phones, laptops, tablets, cordless power tools, electric toothbrushes, wireless headphones and old… Read more »

Cirba Solutions to build EV battery recycling plant in South Carolina

Battery recycling company Cirba Solutions has announced a Phase I investment of at least $300 million in a new battery recycling facility to be built near Columbia, South Carolina. The plant, Cirba’s eighth in North America and fourth in the US, will focus on processing end-of-life hybrid and EV batteries, gigafactory scrap, and end-of-life consumer… Read more »