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New paper examines environmental impact of brine-based lithium extraction

A new paper from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) analyzes the process of extracting lithium from brine. In ​“Energy, Greenhouse Gas, and Water Life Cycle Analysis of Lithium Carbonate and Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate from Brine and Ore Resources and Their Use in Lithium Ion Battery Cathodes and Lithium Ion Batteries,” published in the journal Resources, Conservation… Read more »

Using bacteria to recover precious metals from EV batteries

Researchers at Coventry University have developed a new solution for recycling EV batteries by recovering all metals in them using a process called bioleaching. Bioleaching, also known as biomining, employs microbes that can oxidize metals as part of their metabolism. The process has been widely used in the mining industry to extract valuable metals from… Read more »

EconCore develops new honeycomb core panels for battery protection and EV applications

EconCore has developed new honeycomb cores for laminated sandwich panels made with SABIC’s NORYL GTX resin. The new honeycomb core is designed to provide higher heat performance, better dimensional stability and lower water absorption compared to honeycomb structures made with traditional thermoplastics. SABIC says the new core material can be used in EV applications and,… Read more »

Li-Cycle and Ultium Cells partner to recycle battery manufacturing scrap

Li-Cycle, the developer of a novel battery recycling system, has announced an agreement with Ultium Cells, a joint venture of GM and LG Energy Solution, to recycle up to 100% of the scrap generated by battery cell manufacturing at Ultium’s Lordstown, Ohio mega-factory. Using its patented Spoke & Hub Technologies at facilities in the US,… Read more »

EV maker Battle Motors acquires Crane Carrier

EV technology developer Battle Motors has acquired commercial vehicle OEM Crane Carrier Company (CCC). Ohio-based CCC has been manufacturing commercial vehicles for 75 years, and has 180 sales and service locations throughout North America. It specializes in the vocational truck industry, providing custom, severe-service vehicles for the refuse and recycling, infrastructure maintenance, ground support, agriculture… Read more »

Ford accelerates battery R&D with dedicated team and new global battery center

Ford has announced a new global battery center—Ford Ion Park—to accelerate R&D in battery technology. The Ford Ion Park team is exploring better integration and innovation opportunities across all aspects of the value chain—from mines to recycling—working with all units within Ford, including experts at Ford’s new Battery Benchmarking and Test Laboratory and Customer Service… Read more »

Idaho waste hauler deploys BYD/Amrep electric refuse trucks

J&M Sanitation, a waste and recycling collection company serving Kuna, Idaho, has deployed two all-electric Class 8 refuse trucks. J&M boasts that it’s the first company in the state to operate electric refuse trucks. The BYD 8R heavy-duty trucks feature a proprietary electric propulsion system designed by BYD specifically for refuse collection. Each truck sports… Read more »

Can the global battery supply chain keep up with anticipated EV demand?

As global demand for EVs increases, many are questioning the adequacy of the existing battery supply chain. A recent article in Transport Dive discusses the challenges involved in building a global supply chain that can keep up with the anticipated growth in EV production. Elon Musk said in October that a shortage of battery cells… Read more »

EU releases study on demand and supply security of nickel for EV batteries

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released a report by Roskill that analyzes the EU’s nickel requirements for EV batteries within the context of the global market over a twenty-year forecast horizon to 2040. Against this demand backdrop, Roskill critically assessed the EU’s internal supply capabilities and identified the risk of future shortages…. Read more »

European Commission approves €2.9 billion in funding for comprehensive battery project

The European Commission has approved a second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support innovation throughout the battery value chain. The European Battery Innovation project calls for 12 member states—Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden—to provide up to €2.9 billion in funding in the coming years…. Read more »