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Cirba Solutions and GM extend collaboration on EV battery recycling

Cirba Solutions and GM have extended an existing agreement to recycle battery scrap generated by manufacturing and research at selected GM facilities through 2024. The original agreement dates from 2021, and GM has already recycled more than a million pounds of batteries. Cirba provides GM with reverse logistics, disassembly and processing to return recycled materials… Read more »

Li-Cycle opens battery recycling facility in Alabama

Battery recycler Li-Cycle has announced that its Alabama Spoke plant in Tuscaloosa has started commercial operations. The Alabama Spoke uses Li-Cycle’s patented technology to recycle and directly process full EV battery packs without any dismantling through a submerged shredding process that produces no wastewater. Li-Cycle says its full pack processing capability improves efficiency, and can… Read more »

DOE requests info on Li-ion battery recycling and second-life applications

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) of 2021 authorized $335 million for battery recycling and second-life programs. Now the DOE is seeking information to assist in implementing the investment. Organizations interested in providing information, and/or participating in the various programs offered under the BIL, can respond between now and October 14, 2022. “The purpose of this… Read more »

Battery recycling firm SiTration raises $2.35 million for its separation technology

Battery recycling technology startup SiTration has raised $2.35 million in pre-seed funding for hiring and for the development of its patented separation technology for materials extraction in battery recycling. “By replacing the chemical and thermal separation methods used in battery recycling today with an electrified approach, SiTration is unlocking ultra-efficient recovery of materials foundational to… Read more »

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 »

EPA seeks info to develop battery recycling best practices

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing a list of best practices for recycling batteries and supporting battery recycling. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 created a program to support battery recycling through battery labeling guidelines and other communication materials. According to the Federal Register, the goal is to work out practices that are “technically… Read more »

6K secures $102 million in Series D funding to accelerate battery material production and recycling

6K, a producer of engineered materials for lithium-ion batteries, has raised $102 million in the first of two Series D funding tranches. The round was led by Koch Strategic Platforms, an investment arm of fossil fuel giant Koch Industries, with participation by investors Energy Impact Partners, Albemarle, HG Ventures and others. 6K will use the… Read more »

ATC Drivetrain acquires battery recycling and test equipment firm Treharne

Powertrain remanufacturer ATC Drivetrain has acquired the UK-based company Treharne Automotive Engineering and its group companies. Treharne and its group companies specialize in EV battery recycling as well as diagnostic and test equipment for powertrain systems. “ATC continues to build competencies that will support customers’ global needs in the EV and hybrid powertrain areas,” said… 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 »

Argonne collaborates with NUMiX Materials on battery recycling and biofuel research

Researchers at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory have collaborated with sorbent development company NUMiX Materials to investigate the use of a process called capacitive deionization to recycle automotive batteries and produce biofuel. Capacitive deionization separates nickel, manganese and cobalt from other battery materials by relying on their electrical charges. According to Argonne Environmental Engineer Lauren… Read more »