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4R Energy earns first UL 1974 battery reuse certification

4R Energy, a joint venture between Nissan and Sumitomo that focuses on EV battery reuse, will be the first group certified to the UL 1974 Standard for Evaluation for Repurposing Batteries. UL 1974 outlines how to sort and grade EV battery packs, modules, and cells, identifying state-of-health and determining viability for second-life use as storage…. Read more »

Axion, Aceleron and Aspire launch battery recycling and reuse initiative

Circular economy and resource recovery specialists Axion, Aspire Engineering and Aceleron have launched an initiative to tackle the growing number of end-of-life EV batteries. They are currently providing a recovery service that begins with Aspire processing the batteries for remanufacturing, reuse and recycling. Next, Aceleron tests and repurposes the batteries. If the batteries cannot be reused, Axion will then… Read more »

GM to debut wireless EV battery management system

General Motors will use an almost completely wireless battery management system (wBMS)—the first of its kind, according to GM—for production EVs. This wireless system, developed with Analog Devices, will allow GM to power many types of EVs from a common set of battery components.   The wBMS is expected to drive GM’s Ultium-powered EVs to market… Read more »

Li-Cycle recovers usable battery-grade materials from shredded Li-ion batteries

Q&A with CEO Ajay Kochhar It’s usually one of the first objections cited by EV naysayers: batteries can’t or won’t be recycled, and they contain hazardous materials that will end up in landfills. In fact, no such sinister scenario is likely—most of the components of Li-ion batteries are valuable, and it’s quite feasible, technically and economically,… Read more »

Li-Cycle to open battery recovery plant in New York

Canada-based Li-Cycle will establish a commercial-scale lithium-ion battery resource recovery plant at Eastman Business Park in Monroe County, New York. The company says the new plant will create at least 23 jobs in its first year. Empire State Development will provide up to $450,000 to Li-Cycle through the Excelsior Jobs Program in exchange for job-creation… Read more »

UK must develop battery recycling infrastructure, study finds

Governments and industry in the United Kingdom must develop a recycling infrastructure for EV batteries, according to a new study led by the University of Birmingham. The researchers calculated that one million EVs sold in 2017 alone will result in 250,000 metric tons of unprocessed waste once these vehicles reach the end of their lives…. Read more »

Cummins partners with UC San Diego on second-life battery development

Cummins has announced a multi-year partnership with the University of California San Diego and its battery validation lab to analyze viable business and technical approaches to effectively reuse and repurpose EV batteries. UC San Diego will perform accelerated testing and real-world application testing, and will develop an outdoor second-life demonstration system comprised of Cummins battery… Read more »

Tesla developing new battery recycling process at Gigafactory

All forms of transport have environmental impacts, and the mainstream media is fond of speculating that those of EVs are just as bad as those of fossil fuel vehicles. Some facts and figures to rebut the croakers may be found in Tesla’s 2019 Impact Report, in which the company discloses the impacts of its products… Read more »

Fortum solution recycles 80% of Li-ion battery material

A new solution from Fortum, a Finnish clean-energy company, increases the amount of material in Li-ion batteries that can be recycled to more than 80%, according to the company. The current EU-mandated recycling rate is only 50% of the total weight of the battery. First the company makes the used batteries safe for mechanical treatment,… Read more »