Ascend Elements , a vertically integrated battery recycling and engineered materials company, has announced plans to invest $310 million in the first phase, and up to $1 billion total, to build a battery materials facility at the Commerce Industrial Park II in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The new manufacturing facility, Apex 1, will be home to the… Read more »
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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 »
Ascend Elements, a vertically integrated battery recycling and engineered materials company, and Koura, a producer of fluoroproducts, have announced the launch of a proprietary process that yields battery-grade graphite material from spent lithium-ion batteries. Koura’s parent company Orbia is serving as a development partner to Ascend Elements to scale the company’s technology for commercial production,… Read more »
Battery recycling and manufacturing company Ascend Elements (formerly known as Battery Resourcers) is planning to open a battery recycling plant in Georgia by August of 2022, where it will recycle lithium, cobalt and nickel. The company plans to invest $43 million in the 154,000-square-foot facility, which will be able to process 30,000 metric tons of… Read more »
As numerous EV execs have told Charged in recent months, the “buy American” provisions of the IRA and BIL are driving massive investments in domestic mining and processing for EV battery raw materials. Now a similar gold rush appears to be gathering speed in the battery recycling field. The voluminous Inflation Reduction Act includes a… Read more »
A large-scale system for efficiently recycling batteries will be a critical part of the new clean energy ecosystem. However, battery manufacturers and automakers may well be concerned that recycled products may be lower in quality than those built from newly mined minerals. Now a team of researchers has developed a recycling method that involves refurbishing… Read more »