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Nissan and Waseda University announce recycling process for rare-earth compounds

Nissan and Waseda University are testing a jointly developed recycling process that recovers high-purity rare-earth compounds from EV motor magnets.  Since 2010, Nissan has been working from the design stage to reduce the amount of heavy rare-earth elements (REEs) in motor magnets. Nissan is also recycling REEs by removing magnets from motors that do not… Read more »

Heritage Battery Recycling and 6K to commercialize cathode-grade battery recycling network

Indianapolis-based Heritage Battery Recycling has signed a joint development agreement with materials management specialist 6K to produce new cathode material from recycled batteries. The process will use Heritage’s established network to collect and process end-of-life batteries, combined with 6K’s plasma technology to manufacture cathode-grade battery materials for applications with high purity requirements. 6K is named… Read more »

Li-Cycle to build battery recycling facility in Alabama

Li-Cycle has announced plans to build a fourth commercial battery recycling facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This facility will add to the capacity of the Kingston, Ontario and Rochester, New York plants. The company’s Gilbert, Arizona facility is still under construction.  Univar Solutions will be an anchor battery feed supply customer for the new facility. Li-Cycle… Read more »

Tesla says new recycling process recovers 92% of battery materials

Battery recycling will be a critical part of the future e-mobility ecosystem, as Tesla has understood from the beginning. The California carmaker has been working with various firms to recycle its end-of-life battery packs for several years. One of these is Tesla co-founder JB Straubel’s company, Redwood Materials, which is recycling scrap from Panasonic’s battery… Read more »

Faraday Institution develops ultrasonic recycling method

Faraday Institution researchers working on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries at the Universities of Leicester and Birmingham have developed a new method to recover materials from end-of-life EV batteries. The new process uses ultrasonic waves to separate valuable material from the electrodes. The researchers say it delivers a higher purity of recovered materials compared to… Read more »

Battery recycling plant at Port of Rotterdam to open in 2022

TES, a provider of sustainable technology lifecycle services, has taken over a recycling facility at the Port Of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest seaport, from Battery Recycling Services Netherlands. TES plans to focus the facility on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries. TES already operates similar facilities in Grenoble, France and in Singapore. The facility currently covers 10,000… Read more »

BASF to build battery prototype recycling plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

BASF will build a prototype battery recycling plant in Schwarzheide, Germany, at the site of its existing cathode active materials plant. The prototype recycling plant will allow for the development of operational procedures and optimization of technology to extract lithium, nickel, cobalt and manganese from end-of-life lithium-ion batteries as well as off-spec material from cell… Read more »

Battery recycling startup receives financing for commercial-scale plant

Battery Resourcers, a battery recycling and manufacturing company, recently completed a $20-million Series B equity round to support the development of a commercial-scale processing facility with the annual capacity to recycle 10,000 tons of batteries—roughly the amount of batteries from 20,000 EVs. Battery Resourcers’ approach to battery manufacturing starts with a mixed stream of used… Read more »

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… Read more »

JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials inks recycling deal with Nissan’s battery supplier

Redwood Materials, the battery recycling venture founded by former Tesla CTO JB Straubel, has signed an agreement to recycle scrap and defective battery cells for Envision AESC, which manufactures batteries for the Nissan LEAF in Smyrna, Tennessee. Recycling batteries is not only environmentally sound, but it may soon become an economic necessity, as demand for… Read more »