Heritage and Romeo Power invests in future of battery recycling

Heritage has launched a new division, Heritage Battery Recycling (HBR), to address the growing market demand for safe, sustainable solutions for lithium-ion batteries at the ends of their lives. HBR’s goal is to recover and reuse critical battery materials that exist in limited supplies across the globe.

In collaboration with Romeo Power, HBR will develop a battery reuse and recycling facility in the southwestern US.

“By working directly with Romeo Power, we have a unique opportunity to provide a safe, environmentally sound end-of-life strategy for commercial truck manufacturers, commercial fleet managers and conscientious business owners who are investing in clean energy today,” said Heritage CEO Jeff Laborsky. 

To jump-start efficiencies in transportation and logistics for HBR’s battery collection operations across North America, Heritage partnered with Heritage-Crystal Clean, a provider of parts cleaning, used oil re-refining and waste services primarily focused on small and mid-size customers. 

Together, Heritage and Crystal Clean bring HBR access to over 100,000 customer locations, 2,500 employees, a fleet of over 1,300 power units and 108 facility locations across North America.

Shane Thompson has been named President of the newly formed HBR. “Shane is the right leader for Heritage Battery Recycling,” said Laborsky. “His extensive background in battery end-of-life management makes him one of the world’s leading experts in this rapidly evolving industry.”

Source: Romeo Power