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Altilium, Synetiq and LV= collaborate to facilitate EV battery recycling in the UK

UK-based clean technology group Altilium is collaborating with vehicle salvage and recycling specialist Synetiq to recycle the growing number of EV batteries from damaged cars. Synetiq processes thousands of cars each year, and currently has an inventory of damaged EVs at its UK facilities. The company has invested heavily in equipment to remove the batteries… Read more »

Redwood Materials breaks ground on South Carolina EV battery recycling plant

Redwood Materials, the battery recycling firm run by Tesla alum JB Straubel, recently broke ground on a new facility near Charleston, South Carolina. The plant will complement the company’s Nevada materials location, and will be used to recycle, refine and remanufacture anode and cathode components. Also like Redwood’s Nevada site, the new Battery Materials Campus… Read more »

Study finds recovering materials instead of shredding improves battery recycling

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) researchers and industry partners including PowerCo, Umicore, Weber Ultrasonics and Siemens are working together to improve spent battery recycling by recovering active components while maintaining functionality. The consumption of energy and chemicals in current recycling processes is high. The new approaches are based on the direct recycling of active materials… Read more »

RecycLiCo secures investment for battery recycling joint venture

RecycLiCo Battery Materials, a battery recycling company, has received investment approval from the Taiwan Department of Investment Review for its 50/50 joint venture with Zenith Chemical. RecycLiCo will invest 24 million Taiwan dollars ($768,000) initially, and subsequent investments will be determined as needed through construction and commissioning. The joint venture, Recyclico Zenith Battery Materials Technology,… Read more »

Cirba Solutions helps Toyota expand battery recycling network to nationwide program

Toyota Motor North America is expanding its battery recycling network with Cirba Solutions, a battery recycling materials and management company. The agreement expands Toyota’s battery recycling network and optimizes its logistics network for end-of-life lithium-ion battery collection from Midwest and East Coast regions, including those from hybrid and battery EVs. Processing will take place at… Read more »

Stellantis and Orano enter EV battery recycling agreement

Automaker Stellantis and nuclear energy company Orano have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture to recycle EV batteries and scrap. Stellantis will have access to cobalt, nickel and lithium from gigafactories in Europe and North America for electrification and energy transformation. The joint venture will produce “black mass” or “active mass.”… Read more »

Researchers develop a new approach for EV battery recycling

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed a new approach to recycling metals from used EV batteries. The method recovers 100% of the aluminum and 98% of the lithium from EV batteries, according to the researchers. In traditional aqueous-based recycling, all EV battery metals are dissolved in inorganic acid to remove impurities… Read more »

Altilium and Lunaz develop custom electric trucks to transport EV batteries for recycling

In recycling, one of the biggest cost items is transporting the materials, and this is obviously the case for EV batteries, which are heavy and pose health and safety risks. UK-based recycler Altilium and Lunaz, a European firm that upcycles and electrifies vehicles, are working together to develop an innovative and low-carbon logistical solution. According… Read more »

Blue Whale Materials to build Li-ion battery recycling facility in Oklahoma

Battery recycling firm Blue Whale Materials plans to build a Li-ion battery processing facility in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The new plant will be located within a 35-acre campus including 150,000 square feet of warehouse space at the Bartlesville Industrial Park, and encompasses multiple lots designed to facilitate comprehensive battery processing, testing, dismantling and storage. The project… Read more »

The economics of recycling LFP batteries are not as attractive as NCM—an opportunity for second-life applications?

The anti-EV crowd is fond of stating that EV batteries “can’t be recycled.” If they read Charged on a regular basis, they would learn that EV batteries are in fact being recycled around the world by a growing number of companies. Lithium-ion batteries contain valuable minerals such as nickel and cobalt, so they’re no more… Read more »