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Li-Cycle to use Veolia’s HPD crystallization tech at its Rochester Hub

Battery recycling firm Li-Cycle has partnered with Veolia Water Technologies, a designer of water treatment plants and equipment, to use its HPD crystallization technology for battery recycling at its Rochester Hub, a facility scheduled to be fully operational in 2023. HPD crystallization is used in the final stage of the battery recycling process to produce… Read more »

Volkswagen aims to establish electric Eden on a Greek island

EV pioneers realized long ago that islands, which tend to have short driving distances and high gas prices, make great candidates for electrification. The Volkswagen Group is putting this principle into practice on the Greek island of Astypalea. The Smart & Sustainable Island project, a joint initiative of the Volkswagen Group and the Hellenic Republic,… Read more »

Proterra manufacturing facilities earn TRUE zero-waste certification

Commercial EV manufacturer Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) has been awarded TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification for two of its manufacturing facilities, in recognition of its zero-waste efforts. The TRUE rating system is administered by Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI), a provider of third-party credentialing and verification which also administers the LEED certification program. The… Read more »

BASF inks land purchase agreement for battery site in Canada

Cathode active materials (CAM) producer BASF has signed an agreement to purchase land for a future CAM materials production, battery metals recycling and refining site in Quebec. The site is positioned beside the Saint Lawrence River in Bécancour. According to BASF, the site will “rely on competitive hydropower to further reduce the carbon footprint of… Read more »

Defense Production Act could boost domestic production of critical battery minerals

Shortages of battery materials represent a serious bottleneck that’s sabotaging environmental goals and costing consumers a bundle, and the supply crunch seems likely to be with us for some time. President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act in order to encourage domestic production of critical raw materials. Doing so added critical battery minerals… Read more »

DOE announces $5 million to launch battery workforce initiative

The US Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with the Department of Labor and the AFL-CIO, has announced the launch of a national workforce development strategy for lithium-ion battery manufacturing. As part of a $5-million investment, DOE will support up to five pilot training programs in energy and automotive communities, and advance workforce partnerships between… Read more »

Retriev Technologies buys Li-ion recycler Battery Solutions

Lithium battery recycling company Retriev Technologies has purchased battery recycling management firm Battery Solutions. According to Retriev, the acquisition makes the expanded company “the first and only comprehensive battery management solution in North America.” “Our combined assets and talented team enable us to be the only player in the industry that has the capability to… Read more »

Mercedes battery pack plant in Alabama will shorten supply chain, reduce emissions

Mercedes-Benz has opened a battery pack factory in Bibb County, Alabama, near a plant in Tuscaloosa where the company will soon be building its new EQE and EQS electric SUVs for the US market. The new plant will not be manufacturing cells, but rather assembling purchased cells into packs for the EQE and EQS. The… Read more »

Ascend Elements to recycle battery manufacturing scrap for SK Battery America

Battery recycling specialist Ascend Elements (formerly Battery Resourcers) has been selected by SK Battery America (SKBA) to recycle both cell and module battery manufacturing scrap from SKBA’s manufacturing facility in Commerce, Georgia. The scrap material will be recycled at Ascend Elements’ new 154,000-square-foot battery recycling facility in Covington, Georgia, which is designed to recover 98%… Read more »

DOE announces funding opportunities for US battery supply chain efforts

Based on funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the DOE says it will provide $2.91 billion in the coming months to strengthen the US battery supply chain. The DOE says the funding will support new, retrofitted and expanded battery materials and cell recycling and production facilities. The funding will also contribute to research, development and… Read more »