Battery recycling company Ecobat is building its third lithium-ion battery recycling facility and its first in North America.
The new facility in Casa Grande, Arizona will initially produce 10,000 estimated tons of recycled material per year, and plans to expand capacity as needed to satisfy the increasing need for Li-ion battery recycling.
Ecobat Casa Grande will repurpose lithium-ion batteries reaching end-of-life through diagnostics, sorting, shredding and material separation to produce a concentrated black mass containing the valuable materials. The plant will be located approximately one mile from the existing Ecobat Resources Arizona facility, which has been manufacturing battery anodes for 15 years. Start-up is expected in the third quarter of 2023.
“We are thrilled to grow our global lithium-ion battery recycling footprint with a new facility in Casa Grande,” said Ecobat CEO Marcus Randolph. “This facility—like our lithium-ion battery recycling facilities in Germany and the UK—represents a significant milestone in Ecobat’s strategy to grow our lithium-ion battery recycling business to a scale similar to [that of] our lead battery recycling business.”