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New EV battery recycling model quantifies cost and energy savings

What’s going to happen to all those lithium-ion batteries after they die? What’s the best way to recycle them? A new model developed at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory allows industry insiders to assess the money and energy savings from recycling EV batteries. ReCell, a closed-loop battery recycling model, offers preliminary estimates of total costs… Read more »

Recycling worn cathodes to make new batteries

As lithium-ion batteries proliferate, the question of what to do with them when they wear out is becoming a major environmental concern. Less than five percent of used batteries are recycled today. Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed an energy-efficient recycling process that restores used cathodes from spent batteries and makes… Read more »

Lux Research: Recycling is preferable to reuse for retired EV batteries

Companies around the world, including Nissan, Renault, Daimler, BMW and Siemens, are investigating ways to reuse EV batteries after they retire from the road. Bloomberg analysts recently predicted that by 2025, there will be 29 GWh of used EV batteries available, and that a third of these will enjoy second lives in the stationary storage… Read more »

Tesla’s Gigafactory features renewable energy, recycling, robots…and horses

As Tesla develops the mass-market Model 3, it is simultaneously working on the Nevada Gigafactory that will produce the boatloads of batteries required. When the futuristic factory is finished in 2020, it is expected to produce more lithium-ion batteries than all the world’s other battery factories combined. When completed the 13-million-square-foot facility will have the… Read more »

Volkswagen Group France arranges for recycling of hybrid and EV batteries

Volkswagen Group France has signed a partnership agreement with the Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux (SNAM) that covers recycling of hybrid and EV batteries from the group’s brands – VW, Audi, SEAT and Škoda. SNAM (a subsidiary of the Floridienne Group) will be responsible for collecting both NiMH and Li-ion batteries from electric and hybrid… Read more »

Toyota and Redwood Materials collaborate on closed-loop battery ecosystem

Toyota may be a latecomer to the electrification game, but the company is gradually assembling the components of a circular EV supply chain. Now it has partnered with Redwood Materials, the battery recycling concern headed by JB Straubel, to “explore a series of end-of-life battery solutions for Toyota’s proposed battery ecosystem.” Initially, the collaboration will… Read more »

InoBat and Green Lithium to establish large-scale lithium refinery in the UK

Battery supplier InoBat Auto and mineral processing firm Green Lithium have formed a strategic partnership to build and operate a large-scale lithium refinery in the UK. Green Lithium will supply InoBat with battery-grade lithium chemicals, and the two companies will collaborate to accelerate the development of a “cradle-to-cradle” UK battery value chain, from the provision… Read more »

LG Chem and KEMCO to produce battery precursor materials in South Korea

LG Chem has formed a joint venture with battery materials manufacturer Korea Energy Materials (KEMCO) to invest more than 200 billion KRW ($160 million) in the construction of a battery precursor materials production line in the Onsan Industrial Complex in Ulsan. Construction of the line is set to begin this July. The metals provided by… Read more »

Li-Cycle partners with LG to recycle battery manufacturing scrap

Li-Cycle, LG Chem (LGC) and LG Energy Solution (LGES) have agreed to cooperate on battery recycling and sales. Li-Cycle has agreed to recycle LGES’s battery manufacturing scrap and other lithium-ion battery material from its North American manufacturing sites over a 10-year period. Also, Li-Cycle has agreed to sell 20,000 tons of recycled nickel sulphate to… Read more »

Canada’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative spurs $76 million in zero-emission vehicle investments

NGen Canada, a non-profit organization that promotes advanced manufacturing, has announced a series of new innovation projects to support the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) manufacturing ecosystem in Canada. In 2021, NGen launched a call for proposals to support R&D projects for ZEV manufacturing, systems, components, and batteries. Now the organization has announced 15 new industry-led consortia… Read more »