Johnson Matthey has entered into an agreement with OnTo Technology, a developer of battery recycling methods, to scale up OnTo’s process for the direct recycling of lithium-ion battery scrap.
OnTo’s patented Cathode Healing process restores the coating material to use in new battery production, and avoids energy-intensive refining processes.
Jane Toogood, Chief Executive of Johnson Matthey, says, “We believe direct cathode recycling is an important goal in delivering a truly sustainable electric car. We are delighted to be working with OnTo and UKBIC to bring this technology closer to commercialization.”
Source: Johnson Matthey